C.F. Møller Architects and Brut have won the competition to design a residential and mixed use tower in Antwerp. Their proposal is a sustainable vertical community accommodated in various types of living spaces - from small units suitable for students to apartments for larger families. These are grouped into vertical mini-communities that create a sense of neighborhood.
The 24-storey tower is part of a development plan for Nieuw Zuid area in Antwerp, close to the river Schelde. By introducing more space for individual homes as well as shared facilities, the architects managed to create a building that is organized in clusters of similar apartments opening towards the balcony spaces. Besides shops, offices and collective spaces, the tower comprises 116 homes that walk the thin line between highrise space planning and keeping the human scale.
Enveloped in a light grid, vertical mini-communities are connected and organized in clusters. At the top, the grid forms greenhouse-like gardens that serve as semi-outdoor living spaces. Adjacent are common space for residents. Located on the 5th floor is a facility with a landscaped roof terrace and a triple-height green area offering stunning views of Antwerp and the river.