Kanaal. A City in the Country
Kanaal, a former distillery and malting complex, is conceived as a city in the country. Incorporating the site’s heritage as a thriving hub of economic activity, our development is geared towards the inspired combination of living, working, culture and nature.
Offering outstanding apartments, offices and shops at a prime location, Kanaal aims to provide the golden mean by incorporating the demands modern living in a beautiful environment. Leafy village greens are planned to enhance the community feel and modestly sized orchards are destined to ensure inhabitants’ privacy. Kanaal is situated at the heart of a large “green lung” outside of Antwerp, only a fifteen minutes’ drive from the city centre.
Kanaal is situated along one of Antwerp’s main waterways, the Albert Canal, that connects inland Europe to the rest of the world via Antwerp's harbour. The site’s monumental silos have been incorporated into the development for their landmark qualities. The site’s original chapel is being restored for use for special events by inhabitants.
Alongside the continued operations of the Axel Vervoordt Company, and accommodation for other offices, Kanaal will also be the home of the Vervoordt Foundation’s collection that will be housed in its own Museum.