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MAS - Museum Aan De Stroom

Neutelings Riedijk

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Antwerp’s new Aan de Stroom Museum (MAS) is located in the Eilandje harbour district on the banks of the Schelde, north of the historic city centre. It stands on the site of the Hanseatic League headquarters, destroyed by fire in 1893. The rise of modern docks to the north led to the area’s decline until a recent urban renewal plan gave it a new lease of life bringing in institutions like the Flemish Ballet Company, the city Archives and the future Red Star Line Museum, a museum on emigration. The neighbourhood now also boasts residential buildings by Hans Kolhoff, Diener & Diener, David Chipperfield and Gigon Guyer.
Architect practice Neutelings Riedijk won the international competition for an entry that resonates to its urban context while standing out as a new city landmark. The MAS is a 60-metre high tower comprising ten distinct red sandstone blocks stacked one on top the...

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