Cordeel builds MAS in Antwerp
The floors have a height of 6 metres and together form a spiral. Escalators take visitors along vertical galleries and through a historical glimpse of Antwerp. At the very top, at a height of 60 metres, a vantage point offers sweeping views across the city. The core of the building is 12x12 metres and was poured on site in reinforced exposed concrete with a wood texture.
To create the wood texture in the concrete, we placed mats with veins against the formwork. We did this at a very fast pace, pouring one of the four 36-cm-thick walls for each floor per day. Steel trusses were then suspended on the walls, which are visible in all the rooms, to support the floor. A total of 1,000 tonnes of structural steel was used for this project.