0219 Maritime Museum, Antwerp, BE
Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the competition for the new Maritime Museum located at the historic dry docks in the city of Antwerp. The existing historic buildings were the starting point of the design. A strategically placed new building carefully connects the disparate historic elements while respecting the existing spatial hierarchy of the site. The result is a new architectural ensemble with a surprising sequence of characteristic spaces. The centrepiece of the museum, both spatially and culturally, will be the ship “Doelse Kogge” – a nearly 700 year-old historic cog of the Hanseatic League – which will be restored and presented in an impressive wooden exhibition hall in the middle of the museum. The opening of the museum is scheduled for 2024.
0219 Maritime Museum
refurbishment of the historical dry docks and new maritime museum
architecture office Origin Architecture and Engineering, Brussels
invited competition, first prize, in planning
AG Vespa Antwerp