Antwerp Port House

Accommodating a world-class port

Dame Zaha Hadid fabulously succeeded in illustrating the dynamic, trustworthy, innovative and ambitious character of the Port of Antwerp’s character in the Antwerp Port House. While the extension resembles the hull of a sailing ship, Hadid also included a nod to the city’s diamond industry by covering the entire outside of the building with diamond-resembling facets.

Although daylight is necessary to capture the minimalistic interior design, the Antwerp Port House’s exterior is honored best at twilight, when the many lights in- and outside of the building make it look like the greatest diamond Antwerp has ever had.

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