Living on top of the malthouse

The old malthouse is a monumental rectangular hall serving as a multipurpose space. The large round holes between floors, remaining after the dismantling of the old malt boilers, are reminiscent of the fantastic, bizarre architectural drawings of the Dutch artist M.S. Escher.


The volumes on the top of the building contain 4 apartments with a view on the Albert Canal. The existing part also includes 4 apartments two of which are duplexes with a height up to 5 meters.

Struture with columns

The historical uniqueness of the distinctive building is fully respected. To create living accommodation, Coussée & Goris constructed, on top of the solid foundation. a new modern structure that looks like a gallery, a loggia, with high columns close together.

Crown on the work

The structure is conceived in steel which, as it were, crowns the existing dominant brick masses. The Pakhuizen and the Waterhuis are being restored on the same principle.

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