Elisabeth Center - Antwerp

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New construction and renovation of a concert hall (Queen Elisabeth Hall) with congress centre.

Who isn’t familiar with the Queen Elisabeth Hall? Big stars like Jacques Brel and Bruce Springsteen performed there. We built a new hall in precisely the same location with even more international allure as part of the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, a brand-new concert and congress centre for (inter)national performances and conventions. The new Elisabeth Hall has a maximum capacity of 2,000 seats and is narrower, deeper, and taller than the old one. Wavy, wooden wall cladding contributes to some of the world’s best acoustics: 9.3 out of 10. The Elisabeth Center Antwerp is equipped with the latest facilities and technical equipment, having been built according to the latest standards in terms of sustainability and the environment.


Willemen Construct came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Willemen General Contractor and the construction department of Kumpen.


Project Details

Koninging Astridplein 26, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Ian Simpson Architects
Kirkegaard Associates
Bureau Bouwtechniek
Temporary partnership 
Willemen, Heijmans, Verstraete Vanhecke
Surface area above ground 
25 000m²
Construction period
2 years 5 months
Start work
End of work