Antwerp has a variety of utilitarian and residential projects that have nestled in the hidden building block interiors. The interiors provided necessary space for the growing city, which was trapped within a tight city wall. In addition, they offered space for public functions that, due to a lack of building land directly on the street, wanted to establish themselves centrally in the city.
With a secondary network of public spaces, this project opens up a vacant block interior in the Diamond district. This creates space to meet the increasing demand for central construction sites in the city.