The cultural centre, Meatpack, is located in a former foam factory in a dynamic neighbourhood Den Dam in Antwerp. This area used to be a meatpacking district in the past, but nowadays is a home for working-class immigrant families and young professionals. The centre was opened in September 2017 by the Association Ziggurat who aims to revive the neighbourhood by combining creative practices with a vibrant nightlife culture. The enormous territory of the factory is used for workshops, trainings on stage design and classes in a stage production. They have also built a contemporary art gallery and 360-virtual recording DJ studios, and a club that is intertwined with containers used as artist studios.

The centre aims to bring together people with different social and cultural background to inspire their co-creation processes and cultural exchange between the groups and individuals.


Exhibitions, performances, concerts, film screenings, artistic residencies, artistic production, workshops, conferences, lectures, festivals and community projects.

Former use of the building: A foam factory
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 2017

Samberstraat 42, 2060, Antwerpen | | +32497330546
TEH Delegate: Robbe Van Bogaert,

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