The Museum aan de Stroom designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten bv is located in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition spaces are located at the building’s core and are connected by a walkway and escalators that will remain open to the public when the museum is closed. On the top floor, the building houses a fine dining restaurant, event space and viewing terrace.
The turbulent history of Antwerp’s Eilandje district is captured in the minor details sewn into the MAS. A mottled pattern of metal ornaments veil the facade in the shape of hands – the official symbol of the city of Antwerp. In 1568, one of the municipality’s most important buildings – the economic seat and warehouse of the Hansa towns, the Hansahuis – was constructed where the MAS stands today, over time becoming an iconic landmark in the local area.