Kaai Nieuw Zuid

apartments and commercial development
Nieuw Zuid is the project name for a completely new residential area in the south of Antwerp. Since the transshipment activities for the port of Antwerp were ceased in the ‘60s, the area has been largely abandoned. The inauguration of the new Palace of Justice and the renovation of the former freight station by Bank van Breda in 2006 were the first impulses for the site’s redevelopment. The competition for the master plan design was won by the Secchi & Viganò team.
Location

Edith Kielpad
Antwerp
Belgium

Year
2016
Surface area
8.286m²
Status
realized
Client
Triple Living
Architecture
  • Atelier Kempe Thill
Landscape design
  • Bureau Bas Smets
Photography
Stijn Bollaert

"One of the reasons why Nieuw Zuid has such a unique identity, is the fact that the boundaries between public and private spaces were deliberately kept vague in order to allow the abundant presence of greenery. The vicinity of an expansive park creates a pleasant living environment. The large terraces, many of which can be closed off, generate a beautiful unity across the various buildings and make city life more comfortable. They literally put up a buffer between the private and public atmosphere. That is a requirement to keep the city liveable." 

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Mauro Poponcini
ir. architect
founding partner

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