Client(s)Bermaso nv, VL-Holding bv
Project architectFrederic Maurel
Architect teamJoke Verstraete, Demi Cocquyt, Stephan Vanderlooven
Tough, iconic project called THE GALLERY
This is the urban finale of one of the most striking building blocks on the Zuid. Flanked by the M HKA, the Hoopnatie and many galleries, this site breathes the maritime context of yesteryear and is part of the growing artistic top heart of Antwerp!
As a link, a hinge and a connection between Waalse Kaai and Cockerillkaai, THE GALLERY presents itself as an architectural ribbon, a chain or series of volumes that reconciles the diversity of scale of Gedempte Zuiderdokken and Scheldekaaien into a single readable, hybrid composition.
Characterized by a single intelligible, clear and striking arrangement that architecturally connects the past and the present and in which purified details and sustainable materials play a central role. THE GALLERY breathes the atmosphere of a brutalist, simple architecture that gradually exhibits itself in a more glassy way!
With respect for the heritage of the ‘Zuiderpershuis‘, THE GALLERY rises above the ground level towards the Schelde as an artistic square and entrance.
A design that gives direction and meaning to the context, as a triptych to the city!
Welcome @ THE GALLERY where living, water and art intertwine into one timeless and appropriate experience.