Cadiz

apartments, service flats, residential care centre, commercial development
This mixed project on the site of the former Customs-building illustrates the transformation of the Cadix city quarter into a hip and dynamic neighbourhood by the water and establishes a new landmark in the heart of ‘Het Eilandje’.
Location

Kattendijkdok - Oostkaai
Antwerp
Belgium

Year
2016
Surface area
40.000m²
Status
realized
Client
Cores Development - Builprom - Westhoek
Architecture
  • META architectuurbureau
Landscape design
  • Dirk Vandekerkhove Landschapsarchitecten
winning competition design
Honourable Mention Fritz-Höger-Preis
Photography
Stijn Bollaert
Jasper Leonard (c) Cores Development

TWO FACES

The task at hand was complex: to create a large number of residential units in a deep block, while ensuring that each individual home still had sufficient light and a view. At the same time, the project had to bring life to the new city district. The result is a remarkable block with a typology that is unprecedented in Belgium.

"Cadiz enters into a good relationship with its surroundings, and on different scales. On the scale of the city, the building block is visible from afar; on the scale of the neighbourhood, it is in a direct relationship with the square and its surrounding streets." – Niklaas Deboutte, architect-partner META architectuurbureau

CITY IN THE CITY

The plan integrates different types of residential units: apartments, luxurious duplexes, studios and social housing. All residential units are equipped with terraces or roof terraces. The apartments in the towers benefit from balconies on all four sides, which are staggered so they receive the optimal amount of sunlight. Outdoor staircases link the rooftop terraces with the underlying sun terraces.

"The interweaving of the residential and other urban functions of the building creates a small city within a city."

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Mauro Poponcini
ir. architect
founding partner

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