CLIENT(S): publiek-private ontwikkeling tussen Matexi, AG Vespa, CAAAP
Masterplan: Beel & Achtergael Architects, Collectief Noord, 360 architecten, MZOZ
Architecture: Beel & Achtergael Architects, Collectief Noord, 360 architecten, MZOZ
Landscape architecture: Michel Desvignes Paysagistes
TOTAL COSTS (EXCL. VAT): 78.000.000 €
BVO (total): 78.000 m²
2003 start development
2006 start realisation
2017 expected completion date
"'t Groen Kwartier" in Antwerp is a textbook example of successful inner-city redevelopment. The neighbourhood has been awarded several times. In 2016 the jury of the MIPIM awards nominated the project in the category urban renovation, in 2018 it received the RES award as 'Best Residential Development' and an honourable mention in the Gubbio Prize.
We transformed the historic site of the Military Hospital into a unique residential area with a car-free park. The neighbourhood consists of a mix of apartments, lofts, comfortable townhouses with gardens, commercial and socio-cultural spaces. The restaurant 'The Jane' by star chefs Nick Bril and Sergio Herman is located in the former chapel in the middle of the site. The fact that 't Groen Kwartier is alive is shown by the barbecues, petanque tournaments and neighbourhood parties organised by the residents. They even publish their own neighbourhood newspaper.