Zaha Hadid Architects will be designing the future headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority. The Port Authority aims to make its operations more efficient by centralizing the administrative and technical services which are currently divided in location. Roughly 500 people will be able to move into the new building which is slated for a 2013 completion date.
In addition to offering better accommodation, the future Port House will contribute to further development and upgrading of the part of the city known as Het Eilandje. The brief for the new building specified that it had to symbolise the Port of Antwerp as a world port and economic driver of Flanders and the Antwerp area. It also had to be built according to the principles of sustainability.