Environment

Water and greenery
The robust industrial buildings of the Kanaal Site contrast sharply with its natural surroundings.
Above the peaceful waterfront of the Albert Canal, the sky-scraping structure looks out onto the valley of the Groot Schijn, a sea of green.

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On the opposite side, the Antwerp skyline with the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the Boerentoren as city beacons, offers astonishing and breathtaking views.

Softening the contrast
Appropriate interventions in the landscape and contemporary additions to the unique ambience of the industrial heritage, soften the contrast between the Kanaal Site and its surroundings.  The well-balanced structures are melted together by the overwhelming greenery into a softer space, apt for habitation.