Sergison Bates has won an international contest for a housing scheme in Antwerp’s docklands
The competition, which was organised by the City of Antwerp, invited ideas for housing from developer and architect teams.
Sergison Bates’ proposal – a collaboration with developers CIP and Flemish architects Bovenbouw and Bulk Architecten – includes five buildings making up a 25,000m2 city block.
The buildings include apartments, maisonettes, assisted living units, and flexible workspaces. At the centre of the block is a private garden courtyard with a communal pavilion.
Each of the three practices designed a building within the scheme and Sergison Bates’ large-scale residential building includes 80 apartments with balconies, communal spaces, and a roof terrace.
The site forms part of the Cadix regeneration area and lies across the water from the three twin-tower projects by Diener & Diener, David Chipperfield Architects and Tony Fretton Architects.
The scheme is set to start on site in 2016.
Sergison Bates’ Antwerp docklands scheme