The expansion of the building is located directly above the renovated fire station. It has a glass-covered facade to “reflect the complex interaction of shades and colours in the air”, a reference to the building’s location surrounded by water.
The annex measures over 100 metres in length. Resembling a floating ship, the building possesses details that bring diamonds to mind, a reference to Antwerp’s association with the diamond industry.
The design of the building took energy efficiency into account, reaching a
‘Very Good’ BREEAM environmental rating.