An extraordinary play of light is to be found in two of the former harbour warehouses that accommodate the Katoennatie in Antwerp. In one of them, domes in alabaster and leaded glass function as new skylights – designed by the Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias – and on top of the other is a roof of wooden slats through which sunlight slips in many layers. A new four-storey building connects the former warehouses. The ensemble of old and new buildings contains offices, conference and reception rooms and a museum of Coptic textiles.
Robbrecht en Daem architecten
transformation of former harbour warehouses into offices and museum
Paul Robbrecht, Hilde Daem, Frank De Baere, Caroline Vanbiervliet, Asli Çiçek
Arcade, Herman Mortelmans