gridded residential tower in antwerp by C.F. møller and brut
 
gridded residential tower in antwerp by C.F. møller and brut
jul 17, 2014

gridded residential tower in antwerp by C.F. møller and brut

gridded residential tower in antwerp by C.F. møller and brut
image  © CF møller & brut

 

 

 

C.F. møller architects and brut architecture and urban design have been chosen to complete a residential and mixed-use tower in the nieuw zuid area of antwerp, belgium. envisioned as a vertical community, the design has been developed from the inside-out, with the social qualities of the building a dominant driver for the scheme. the 24-storey complex contains 116 homes in addition to retail outlets, offices and various communal areas.

C.F. moller residential tower in antwerp belgium designboom
the design has been developed from the inside-out, with the social qualities of the building a driver for the scheme
image  © C.F. møller & brut

 

 

 

externally, the structure appears as a gridded envelope, with every visible compartment representing a cluster of similar units opening towards their respective balcony. enclosed winter gardens at each end of the tower serve as semi-outdoor green spaces, while a shared 5th floor facility with a landscaped roof terrace unites residents and office-workers. a triple-height green oasis at the pinnacle of the high-rise offers expansive panoramic views over the city and the river schelde.

C.F. moller residential tower in antwerp belgium designboom
enclosed winter gardens at each end of the tower serve as semi-outdoor green spaces
image © C.F. møller & brut

 

 

 

constructed using durable materials, the tower will be clad in warm grey-brown brick complemented by white concrete. the scheme looks to omit the need for a central heating system by achieving the passive-house standard. instead of conventional residential projects where inhabitants only see each other in the lobby or the elevator, C.F. møller’s design proposes to become a sustainable and collective neighborhood, where social interaction is both enabled and encouraged.

C.F. moller residential tower in antwerp belgium designboom
the 24-storey complex contains 116 homes in addition to retail outlets, offices and various communal areas
image © C.F. møller & brut

C.F. moller residential tower in antwerp belgium designboom
externally, the structure appears as a gridded envelope
image © C.F. møller & brut

C.F. moller residential tower in antwerp belgium designboom
every visible compartment represents a cluster of similar units opening towards their respective balcony
image © C.F. møller & brut

 

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