Harbour building: Stephen Bates, Sergison Bates Architects

Stephen Bates of Sergison Bates Architects presents the practice’s newly completed residential block in the former dockland district of Antwerp. Part of Cadix regeneration area, the 80-unit Harbour building takes inspiration from industrial quayside buildings and residential mansion blocks. The building explores different typologies from maisonettes, assisted living units and flexible workspaces. At the centre of the block is a private garden courtyard with a communal pavilion, and passageways are introduced to make visual links from the garden to the street.

All the projects discussed in the series are located on an interactive Googlemap available here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=10nTSaguLHwAuh2WZrxQDcJdRUUN7kXXz&usp=sharing

In the first of a series of online seasons addressing the development of particular cities, the Architecture Foundation and Brickworks Vande Moortel present a series of films focussed on the Belgian city of Antwerp. The season, which has been developed with support from the Flemish Architecture Institute and Flanders House, will comprise films about recent buildings in Antwerp as well as issues of city-wide concern.

Brickworks Vande Moortel was established in 1864 in the Scheldt Valley in Oudenaarde. Today it is more active than ever at the same location. Guided by the Vande Moortel family, the company has grown to become an important manufacturer at the top line of facing bricks and is the Belgian market leader in clay pavers. Throughout its long history, Brickworks Vande Moortel has always integrated the latest technologies. It was one of the first manufacturers to launch ecological formats at 7 cm on a large scale, and was the first European manufacturer to produce Class A and A+ clay pavers. By acting proactively as a manufacturer, Vande Moortel still meets the needs of the current market. You can find out more information at https://www.vandemoortel-bricksandpavers.com/en/

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