Two BB projects make it to the Heritage Jewel 2023 honours list

City of Antwerp will award the monument prize Het Erfgoedjuweel on 28 September 2023.
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Two of our projects excel on the list of honours:

  • the Britselei Courthouse
  • the Horse Market site.

A total of five projects are competing for the title of Het Erfgoedjuweel. They stand a chance of winning a place in Antwerp's gallery of honour. The professional jury will announce its choice on 28 September, the public can choose its favourite until 11 September.

On the Paardenmarkt is the 16th-century Knechtjeshuis and a 19th-century technical school. The buildings were in poor condition and were renovated and restored into a sustainable city campus with an eye for heritage elements. The complex site with detached buildings now forms a coherent whole where it is pleasant to study.

Architect: TV DMT - MAAT_WERK architects in collaboration with Bureau Bouwtechniek

Client: University of Antwerp

Courthouse Britselei

The best-known building on the Britselei was given a thorough renovation and is completely ready for the 21st century. The outer façade and interior were given back their authentic appearance. Covered courtyards were opened up and, thanks to smart interventions, there is more daylight again. Historic courtrooms and murals were carefully restored and once again tell the history of the building.

Design team: TV OGA (HUB in collaboration with Origin, Bureau Bouwtechniek and RCR)
Client: Public Buildings Administration, Justice Department (FPS)


We cannot possibly choose between these gems, both deserve attention and recognition for both the result and the work our colleagues have put in together with their teams.

But that shouldn't stop you from giving your favourite an extra push by casting your vote.