Willemen Groep
Boerenkrijgstraat 133, BE - 2800 Mechelen
tel +32 15 569 965,
Artesis Plantijn Campus Noord - Antwerp
Integral projects
Building team
Design & Build
Willemen Construct
Executed works
Construction of a campus for 3,500 students with 3 buildings, auditoriums, green inner courtyard and underground car park
Special features
Design, Build, Maintain
Noorderplaats 2, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
POLO Architects
Jaspers-Eyers & Partners
Temporary partnership
Willemen General Contractor, Interbuild
Engineering Office
Abcis-Van Wetter (stabiliteit), VK Engineering (technieken), Venac (akoestiek)
Surface area above ground
23 240m²
Surface area subterranean
13 050m²
Construction period 
2 years 10 months
Start work 
End of work 

The new construction consists of a trapezoidal main building located at the Noorderplaats (Italiëlei), a rectangular building along Ellermanstraat, an elongated part in a low-rise building along Noorderlaan and finally an inner courtyard with auditoriums, a green zone and a ramp to the vast underground car park. This new campus will house 3,500 students who will follow their professional bachelor's programmes there.

The building comprises

  • 9 auditoriums varying from 70 to 250 persons
  • 49 standard classrooms ranging from 12 to 70 seats
  • 12 specially equipped PC rooms
  • 57 specifically equipped classrooms
  • a 900-m² library
  • a cafeteria with 700 seats
  • a main entrance with reception at the Noorderplaats
  • secondary entrance areas along the parking ramp and Ellermanstraat
  • bicycle parking, accessible via Ellermanstraat and the parking ramp
  • an underground car park via Ellermanstraat
  • decompression zones and study areas spread across the campus
  • administrative zones.
Willemen Construct

Boerenkrijgstraat 133
2800 Mechelen (Belgium)
tel +32 15 56 99 65

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.
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