Meir corner building, Antwerpen

Meir - Twaalfmaandenstraat

On a corner plot of Antwerp’s busiest shopping street, DMT architecten realized this residential building with a commercial plinth. The façade speaks a contemporary classic language and is rather discreet in its surroundings. Its volume, on the other hand, is more expressive. The lower floors are high, and are articulated with two-storey window bays that bring to mind a multi-legged table. The stacked apartments above form a modest corner tower that can communicate with a landmark tower nearby. This volume pulls back a little from one of the neighbouring houses, one of the last remaining sixteenth-century houses on this street. Its cornice appears appropriate on the different sides of the corner. The building tries to nuance the morphology of the city, reaching out to the different layers of time surrounding it.

- Louis De Mey

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