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Tower Hoge Heren, Rotterdam

Dutch High Rise Building: Netherlands Residential – design by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

11 May 2010

Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Design: Wiel Arets Architects

Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam Wiel Arets building
pictures : Jan Bitter

The structure of the two residential blocks is an intervention in the centre of Rotterdam, a city that is naturally incised by a network of flowing waters. The site of the project is an old commercial trade grounds. The emerging scenery is therefore one of compatibility, and the coexistence of the old and the new.

Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam building

The first incision in the body of the structure is the new bridge that functions not only as a linkage between both sides of the river Promenade but also as an object that separates the two towers by creating a vertical void between the them.

Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam facade

The massiveness of the volume is negated by the introduction of a glass wedge that creates a panorama of floating towers, which are apparently disobeying the logic of gravity. The residual spaces are well organized to accommodate the parking spaces, the hall of the towers, the grand cafe and the technical rooms.

Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam by Wiel Arets Architects Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
pictures : Jan Bitter

Stacked onto the top of the glass wedge is the hovering volume skinned in black concrete mantle. It contains the communal parking places, the storage levels and the lobbies of the towers.

New Tower in Rotterdam Rotterdam Tower Building by Wiel Arets Architect Tower Hoge Heren Rotterdam
pictures : Jan Bitter

Standing prominently on top of this volume and projecting vertically into the blue sky are the two towers. They are composed of 290 apartments stacked into 29 storeys.

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