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Antwerp city hall

Together with HUB and Origin, we are collaborating on the restoration and refurbishment of Antwerp City Hall.
Winner of Staalbouwprijs (Steel Construction Prize) 2023
  • Architect: HUB, Origin Architecture & Planning i.c.w. Bureau Bouwtechniek

  • Client: Antwerp city council

  • Budget: € 26.000.000

  • Timing: 2015 - 2022

  • Status: Executed

  • Photographer: Stijn Bollaert (final result)

  • Advisors: Origin (restoration), Daidalos Peutz (acoustics), BAS (stability), RCR (techniques), FPC (fire safety), Germaine Kruip

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The city council wants to make City Hall a real 'house of the city' again. The ground floor will therefore be opened to the public and all aldermen and their cabinets will come under one roof again. The building will be equipped with more comfort and also made truly sustainable.

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Support new building operations:

  • reorganisation of the ground floor into public reception & use areas including semi-private office spaces;
  • thorough renovation of the first and second floors: semi-private office spaces (cabinets/meeting rooms)
  • optimisation of circulation and access to public areas and office functions;
  • optimisation of reception and logistics, fire and security.
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As part of the restoration of the town hall, several preliminary surveys were carried out, including visual inspections, photo reports and graphic measurements.

Origin monitors the conservation of and alignment with the building's heritage values and specifically the restoration of the historic facades, joinery, roofs, historic reception area, clean floor and central stairwell and historic interior joinery assemblies.

As executive architects, we help the designing architects with all technical and financial issues so that they can fully focus on the design. We also monitor the implementation and ensure that the objectives and plan are always crystal clear for all partners, so that together we can realise our dreams.

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"The renovation and restoration of a building with high ambitions in terms of programme, architecture, techniques, sustainability and heritage values is a balancing act that requires special commitment, experience and flexibility from all stakeholders. Our role in this process is to ensure smooth cooperation with both the client and the contractors and the efficient integration of all design ambitions".

Thus restoration expert and City Hall project architect Bert Van den Bergh.

Meet the project team

From Team Renovation, Restoration & Maintenance (2)

Bert 569 A0759 Gemiddeld

arch. Bert Van den Bergh

Project architect
Advisor renovation & restoration
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Stephanie Van Goethem

ir. arch. Stephanie Van Goethem

Project architect
Facade renovation consultant
Expert damage diagnosis and repair of concrete
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From Team Sustainability, Energy & Comfort (2)

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ing. Martijn Vyncke

Energy advisor
Daylight expert
Consultant technical installations
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ir. arch. Robbe Verelst

Energy and sustainability advisor
Building physics engineer
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From Team Computer Aided Design & BIM (1)

Glenn choice 719925

Glenn Verdyck

Technical designer
BIM modeller
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From Team Data & ICT (1)


Hanne Saels

Responsible ICT
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