September 27, 2016 | Coshamie
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Port House, Antwerp Gets a New Look by Zaha Hadid Architects

Europe’s Second Largest Port Unveiled Its Hip Sky-Piercing Extension Zaha Hadid Architects recently completed the new Port House in Antwerp, which repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new HQ for the port. The new building, inaugurated on 22nd September, brings together the port’s 500 staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city. With docks spanning a total of 12km, Antwerp is Europe’s second largest shipping port, servicing 15k sea trade ships and 60k inland barges on an annual basis. Antwerp handles 26% of Europe’s container shipping, transporting over 200M tonnes of goods via ocean-crossing vessels and providing direct employment for more than 600k people, including over 8k port workers. On top of that, the Port of...

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