Athens 2023 | Non-residential

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

BelgiumBelgiumCompany Name: Muller Complete Afbouw België BV

Project description

Full renovation and expansion of museum

Drastic, comprehensive renovation and restauration of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Belgium). In addition to the work on the existing museum, four of the building’s historic patios were converted into new museum space, increasing the exhibition space by 40%. Thanks to all this work, the 19th-century KMSKA building is now future-proof. Two different worlds have been brought together in one building.

A difficult task

Specific technical requirements (bearing capacity, fire resistance, finishing, etc.) were set for this challenging renovation. Muller Complete Afbouw België succeeded in completing it to perfection, in close collaboration with Gyproc® and the architect, who monitored the detailed execution closely.

With its bright white exhibition halls, hidden rooms, long staircases, far-reaching sightlines and varying gradations of daylight, the new museum charts a route full of surprising vertical experiences, all made possible by the Gyproc® solutions.

Main information

Building size

20 000 m²

Building purpose / type


Building owner name

Government of Flanders
Department of Youth,
Culture and Media

Architect name

Kaan Architecten


Company name: Muller Complete Afbouw België BV

Main Representative: Jef Ponsen

Number of collaborators: 30 persons (project management, calculations, sales, etc.), 250 regular subcontractors for carrying out on-site work

Specialties: Plasterboard walls and ceilings, Modular ceilings, Plasterwork

Founded in: June 2011

Biography: Set up in 2011 to serve the Belgian market. Specialists in plasterboard and plasterwork. Private projects, office developments, hospitals, rest homes, etc. Various target groups; large and small projects. Its knowledge, flexibility and project management set it apart.

Innovation Partner: Saint-Gobain Construction Products Belgium NV – GYPROC

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp - Gypsum International Trophy 2023

Contractors:  Muller Complete Afbouw België BV

Saint-Gobain products & systems

Saint-Gobain Team

Koen Van Wezemael

Photographer’s name

Toon Grobet & Stijn Bollaert