29.11.2022

Boerentoren Tower in Antwerp

Architect Daniel Libeskind to transform Antwerp’s historic Boerentoren tower into a major new cultural centre.

Architect Daniel Libeskind will transform the iconic Boerentoren tower, located in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium, into a major new public cultural centre, it was announced today. Due to open in 2028, the building will feature exhibition spaces, a panoramic viewing platform, a rooftop sculpture garden and new restaurants and bars. The centre will also house The Phoebus Foundation’s historic collection of port heritage.

Constructed between 1929 and 1932, the Boerentoren was the first skyscraper on the European continent. It was originally a residential tower before it became a bank headquarters after the Second World War. In 1981, it was recognised as a protected monument and became part of the classified heritage of Flanders under the supervision of the Flanders Heritage Department and Heritage Antwerp.

Whilst preserving and restoring the original features of the Boerentoren tower, Daniel Libeskind will enhance its landmark status through his distinguished architectural approach and design. Essentially, almost the entire building will primarily house the Phoebus Art Experience comprising art from The Phoebus Foundation art collection with a separate gallery space dedicated to exhibiting the foundation’s historic collection of port heritage. The Phoebus Foundation will be at the core of the tower’s cultural function. As a result, the Boerentoren will become the new cultural hub of Antwerp.

También te puede interesar
CC016 AHSA FARMSTAY

Para poder subir obras es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder solicitar la creación de un grupo es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder guardar en favoritos es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder valorar obras es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder agregar a este usuario a tu red de contactos es necesario que acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder enviarle un mensaje a este usuario es necesario que acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Skip to toolbar