BAN -Beautiful Architecture Nieuw Zuid


This project is integrated into the realization of one of the nine residential towers of the master plan of‘Nieuw Zuid’ done by Secchi-Vigano. It rises to 80m high distributed over 25 floors. One of the challenges is to reconcile the different scales, allowing a 80m high tower to coexist with low buildings at its side.The clear expression of the structure on the facade, give a similar writing, a common vocabulary. The framed grid punctuates the facades and acts as a canvas for its composition.The wood and concrete combine and dialogue to assert the strength of this tower and give it a place in the skyline of Antwerp, At the street scale, the sloping roof of the maisonnette gives a more domestic atmosphere.