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Stock Exchange Antwerp

Inner Facades Handelsbeurs © Tim Fisher 2019

Building/site

Location

Antwerp

Style

Neogothicism

Year of construction

1872

Original design

Jos Schadde

Mission

Client

Handelsbeurs nv

Project team

ORIGIN Architecture & Engineering bv cvba, ELD partnership cvba

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ARCADE nv

Contractor

DENYS nv

The overall project consists of three historically valuable complexes. Each of them dates from a different period, but over time they have become intertwined. First of all, there is the Handelsbeurs, which dates from 1531. After a devastating fire in 1852, a new stock exchange was built according to the original model. The current neo-Gothic building, designed by Jos Schadde, was completed in 1872. A second, smaller stock exchange was added to this first building in 1894: the Schippersbeurs. The Antwerp Exchange and Funds Exchange, which until then had been located in the Handelsbeurs, would move here. The plans have been designed by Emile Thielens and Royers. In 1920 this building has been expanded on the side of the Borzestraat by the Antwerp Building Master Van Averbeke. Stylistically, the Schippersbeurs is a continuation of the Handelsbeurs. The last complex, 'Hotel du Bois', consists of a 16th-century core to which 19th-century extensions were added on both sides. The central and oldest part has known a long history of different owners and was given its current rococo façade designed by Jan Pieter Van Baurscheit jr. around 1750. The façades of the adjoining neo-Rococo buildings were inspired by the façade of the Hotel-le-maître, creating a uniform architecture for the entire block. Together, these three buildings offer many valuable and unique elements: beautiful stucco ceilings, ornamented mantelpieces, parquet floors, stained-glass windows, etc.

Handelsbeurs © Tim Fisher 2020

In the quest for a new use for the Handelsbeurs, it is desirable to retain the building as a meeting place. The rehabilitation has three main functions: the large hall will be used as a semi-public covered area that can be used for events, the rooms on the first floor will be used for meetings and conferences, and the adjoining Schippersbeurs will be converted into a catering establishment.

The restoration will focus on restoring the neo-Gothic ensemble, restoring the interior finishes. Furthermore, new techniques and safety requirements will be integrated.

The Hotel du Bois will be redeveloped as a luxury hotel together with the adjacent non-protected buildings.

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Team members

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Charlotte Nys

Director Administrator

Education
Architectural Engineer

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Erik Hendrickx

Collaborator

Education
Architect and Master “Monumenten- en Landschapszorg” (Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen)

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Barbara Pecheur

Administrator

Education
Architect and Master "Monumenten- en Landschapszorg" (Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen)

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Philippe Lemineur

Administrator

Education
Architect and Master "Conservation" (Centre Raymond Lemaire, Louvain)

Kato De Vidts

Kato De Vidts

Previous collaborator

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