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SBa shortlisted for Maritime Museum competition, Antwerp

Together with noAarchitechten, SBa have been shortlisted to develop a project for the new Maritime Museum on the site of the dry docks in North Antwerp to house a collection of objects linked to the city’s maritime heritage.

The site, with its nine listed dry docks, is evidence of Antwerp’s history as a city of ship-owners and shipping and is currently occupied by several buildings, including a listed 1895 pump-house. The competition aims to harness this unique location at the intersection between the city and the old and new harbours as a lever for developing a new part of the city and is part of a wider regeneration programme launched by Antwerp City Council.