Het Steen: Antwerp Experience
Design of experience centre in Antwerp
The oldest building in Antwerp is getting a new role. The medieval fortress, Het Steen, will become the gateway to Antwerp with a modern experience centre. Visitors will get a first impression of Antwerp and find out what the city has to offer. Studio Louter and OPERA Amsterdam designed the concept.
Het Steen has the appearance of a castle, but it never served that purpose. It is a collection of buildings from different periods. Some parts are really old. The newly built portion is a contemporary interpretation of the old style. This balance between historical and contemporary is what Studio Louter and OPERA Amsterdam are attempting to reflect in the experience centre. Visitors get the ancient castle experience while modern technology immerses them in the Antwerp of past and present.