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MAS II

The MAS building immediately catches your eye. Antwerp’s latest tower reminds us of the 16th-Century storehouses typical of the city of Antwerp and its port. The MAS is designed as a giant storehouse with stacked containers or “boxes”. These museum boxes are stacked in such a way that they create a spiral tower. As you ascend, you get a constantly changing view of the city. A breathtaking 360° panorama awaits you on the roof.

 

The master builders of the MAS are the famous architects Neutelings and Riedijk.

 

All eyes are drawn to the MAS, not just on account of its striking design, but also because of the exterior and the square. The radiant red towers of the MAS are covered with hand-cut Indian stone. The curved glass panels are at least six meters high.

 

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Taken on August 20, 2011