Zaha Hadid to Design New Port House in Antwerp

The future headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority will be designed by the London firm of Zaha Hadid Architects.
The new building will be built upon sustainable principles and will be completed in 2013 and will be the workplace for 500 people currently working in different premises.
In addition to offering better accommodation, the future Port House will contribute to further development and upgrading of this part of the city and will become a symbol of the Port and an economic driver for the Antwerp area.
Nearly 100 architectural firms presented their ideas on this project and only five of them made it to the shortlist, with Zaha Hadid Architects proposal being the winning one.

The estimated construction cost is 31.5 million euros excluding VAT and architect’s fees. This includes all the work for an office building with around 12,000 m² of floorspace for around 500 people, together with underground parking for 300 or so cars.
A landmark on the making.

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