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.
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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.
+ C.F. Møller Architects
+ Brut Architects