studio farris’ park tower in antwerp sports a rhythmically layered façade
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

 

 

 

designed by studio farris, the recently completed ‘park tower’ in belgium now stands as one of antwerp’s tallest buildings. situated in close proximity to the historic town center, as well as the region’s harbor district, the structure’s striking exterior serves as a landmark gateway to the city.

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the tower stands as one of antwerp’s tallest buildings
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

 

 

 

climbing to a total height of 78 meters, the project’s primary objective was to maximize internal flexibility, allowing the building to host a range of different functions over future years. today, the tower hosts commercial spaces on the ground floor and 360 living units above. offering studios and apartments in different sizes, the scheme responds to today’s growing need for comfortable living space for a diverse range of age groups.

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the structure’s rhythmically layered façade
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

 

 

 

each unit has its own private terrace, protected from strong gusts of wind. throughout the design, glass panels have been positioned reduce wind discomfort and reduce the effects of vertigo. consequently, a playful, layered façade has been established that creates a intriguing dynamic of constantly changing light and shadow.

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looking upwards at the distinctive cladding
photo by steven massart

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a playful, layered façade has been established
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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the tower provides views across the belgian city
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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the scheme is situated in close proximity to the region’s harbor district
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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photo by lumecore/toon grobet

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the park tower softly illuminated at night
photo by lumecore/toon grobet

 

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project info:

 

design architect: studio farris
executive architect: ELD partnership
location: antwerp, belgium
developer: sea coast nv
structural and technical engineering: ELD engineering
contractor: besix nv
completed: november 2014