Antwerp’s Towering MAS Museum Boasts Astonishing City Views From its Corrugated Glass Windows

by , 02/18/13

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3,000 aluminum hands embellish the façade in an homage the story that gave the City of Antwerp its name. The same repetitive pattern continues inside the building, where writer and designer Tom Lanoye created beautiful medallions inscribed with poetry. Each poem is an ode to the water, the city, the people and the city’s heritage, just like the museum itself.

Because comics are an integral part of Belgian culture (remember Tintin?), the MAS’ escalators are all decorated with illustrations. The museum’s exhibition rooms are laid with oak flooring and feature local and international art and ancient artifacts.

If you’d like to visit the MAS Museum but are too far away, don’t worry – you can take a ‘live video tour’ to experience this magnificent museum from the comfort of your own home.

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Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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