A vibrant attraction hub with shops, galleries, restaurants, lunch spots and cafes, fitness centres, nurseries, doctor's offices, a supermarket, school, hotel, serviced apartments, offices and services.
On the site where the marshalling yard for freight trains once stood at Zuid in Antwerp, there is now a completely new piece of city on the Scheldt. Architecture, climate resilience and greenery colour this innovative site. Only the best architects, including two Pritzker Prize winners, were brought in to give each building a unique look and take living to the next level.
All the buildings at Nieuw Zuid were designed by award-winning architects who enjoy worldwide renown with their innovative and visually powerful designs. The experience and inspiration they put into their work translates into buildings with an international dimension and exceptional living quality. Famous names include: Stefano Boeri, Johannes Norlander, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Vincent van Duysen, Robbrecht en Daem, Max Dudler ...
Urban living and green, Nieuw Zuid proves these two get along extremely well. More than that, the green character gives the neighbourhood an extraordinary quality of life that is unique in an urban landscape. Sixty percent of the land is reserved for plantings, including an extensive park, play areas and courtyard gardens. In addition, Nieuw Zuid is also bordered by Kaaipark with urban forest on the Scheldt, and the park on the Gedempte Zuiderdokken. The landscape design is by Bas Smets.
Nieuw Zuid is betting big on sustainability, including Belgium's largest residential heat grid, a sky-neutral construction with wadis, roof gardens, smart energy meters and CO2-friendly buildings and a low traffic street plan. Beehives and lots of greenery bring nature to residents and more biodiversity to the city. Soil from the excavations was recovered to raise the quays. There are many more large and small interventions used to future-proof the site.