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Reading room and depot of Museum Plantin-Moretus

Reading room and depot of Museum Plantin-Moretus

Reading Room and Depot Museum Plantin-Moretus noAarchitecten Antwerp, Heilige Geeststraat 6 2009 – 2016 Museum Plantin-Moretus As you well know, I have a soft spot for the Plantin-Moretus Museum. I have been able to guide people around here for several years and I...

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The Stock Exchange of Antwerp by architect Schadde

The Stock Exchange of Antwerp by architect Schadde

Stocj Exchange Antwerp Joseph Schadde Antwerp, Twaalfmaandenstraat 1872 Stock Exchange Antwerp After years of waiting, the time has finally come: the Antwerp Stock Exchange can be visited freely. This summer there is a pop-up terrace in the covered courtyard and an...

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My favorite street art in Antwerp

My favorite street art in Antwerp

Street Art For some time I wanted to talk about the beautiful street art that can be found in Antwerp. Now it's the time, because Steve Locatelli and Zenith (aka Matthias Schoenaerts) made a mural in our street in the middle of the corona lockdown. The love for street...

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Kiel residential project designed by Renaat Braem

Kiel residential project designed by Renaat Braem

Residential Project Kiel Renaat Braem Antwerp, Emiel Vloorsstraat, Aloïs de Laetstraat, … 1949-1958  Kiel Shortly after the lockdown started, on a sunny afternoon, we decided to take a walk to the ‘Braemblokken (Braem Blocks) or the residential blocks designed by...

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Province house competition – the four who did not win

Province house competition – the four who did not win

Competition Province House Winner: Xaveer de Geyter Architecten Antwerp, Koningin Elisabethlei 22 2011 Competition Province House They’re currently working on the new Province House, more about this in the blog post about the construction of the Province House. The...

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Expohal in Deurne built by De Coene

Expohal in Deurne built by De Coene

Expohal Wenceslas de ‘t Serclaes Antwerp, Deurne, Te Couwelaarlei 95 1958Expo 58 The building that is now used as a sports hall in Deurne is originally a pavilion of Expo 58 in Brussels. It was built by the Kortrijkse Kunstwerkstede Gebroeders De Coene. They realized...

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Belgian Fruit Fair – art deco on the Eilandje

Belgian Fruit Fair – art deco on the Eilandje

Belgian Fruit Fair Joseph Somers + Cols en De Roeck + Alfred Portielje Antwerp, Zeevaartstraat 1935 – 1936 Fruit During my architecture studies I discovered this hidden gem of Art Deco. This building is of course discussed during the “Warehouses and Parks” tour. The...

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