St-Felix Warehouse  Antwerp, Belgium, 2006

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

© Kristien Daem

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Program
Antwerp City Archives

Client
City of Antwerp

Location
Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerp
Belgium

Date
1999 - 2006

Status
completed

Floor surface
24.000 sqm

Architects
Robbrecht en Daem architecten
In collaboration with Grontmij

Collaborators 
Frank Debaere
Katrien Cammers
Tinne Verwerft
Wouter Willems
Caroline Van Biervliet
Johannes Robbrecht

Structural Engineering
Grontmij Vlaanderen

Services Engineering
Grontmij Vlaanderen

The Felix Archives are housed in the 20,000 sq. m. Sint-Felix Warehouse, an icon of historical harbour architecture in Antwerp. Concrete containers have been built on its six storeys for the conservation of documents from the city’s archives.
On the top floor, a new oak roof structure accommodates reading and study rooms around three large, well-lit light wells. Access to the building is via a semipublic internal street.