Daniel Libeskind and his studio have been selected to transform the iconic Boerentoren into a new public culture tower where visitors can enjoy spectacular exhibitions, a sculpture garden, a bookshop and a panoramic viewpoint over Antwerp.
The new architect and design of the Boerentoren has beeen announced and it is none other than top architect Daniel Libeskind and his studio. They were selected to transform the iconic Boerentoren into a new public culture tower where visitors can enjoy spectacular exhibitions, a sculpture garden, a bookshop and a panoramic viewpoint over Antwerp.
To give the Boerentoren an added, monumental allure and to make the existing spaces functional again, the new design offers the necessary logistics solutions for good circulation in the tower and an essential layout for the future exhibition spaces. This will be done through the integration of two new elements in the existing construction: the Crown and the Boeg. In order to reach the new Crown, lifts and (fire) stairs will be provided in the Boeg. At the same time, the Boeg will become an ecological 'lung' and will provide daylight throughout the building. That way, the Crown can offer all visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and celebrate the tower and its surroundings. An auditorium, a sculpture garden and space for a culinary experience are the icing on the cake of the tower's new programme.
The new design unites art, functionality, ecology and structure while preserving the original tower in its entirety. This exceptional project will transform the Boerentoren into a cultural center where visitors can feel at home and enjoy art, architecture, nature and the city.
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