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Vertical Village
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DESIGNER
 
 
C.F. Møller
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CONTEXT
 
Masterplan
C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium
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DESCRIPTION
 
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C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, BelgiumA 24-storey residential tower block is being constructed in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid area on the river Schelde, with the aim of redefining the multi-storey block as a social, vertical community.

C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, BelgiumIn classical multi-storey buildings it's often a challenge to any sense of community that you only meet your neighbours in the lift or lobby. The aim with the tower block is to break with the traditional multi-storey building trends, which isolate residents. Using a wide range of architectural features the tower block creates a sustainable, collectively-oriented community. The tower block is characterised by diversity where social encounters are facilitated without sacrificing the need for a private life.

The tower block includes many different types of housing for a varied mix of residents, from small shared flats suitable for students, to larger family homes and live-work homes. Besides apartments the tower block includes shops, office space and communal facilities.

A grid sub-divides the tower's façades into smaller units. The units consist of five flat’s private balconies, which are staggered in relation to each other in a way that gives a sense of intimate neighbourliness across the storeys, with the opportunity for both privacy and social interaction. There is 4,000 m2 of extra space comprising terraces, winter gardens and rooftop terraces, adding extra quality to the apartments and helping to underline the building's profile, from the large urban scale to the human scale.

The shared facilities for the entire tower block comprise a bicycle workshop, a laundry and a community room with a roof landscape on the fifth floor, which is shared by all residents.
Vertical communities
C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, BelgiumThe tower has 24 storeys in total, an area of 15,000 m2 with 154 homes, as well as shops, office space and communal facilities. A light grid sub-divides the tower's façades into smaller units with five flats' private balconies, which are staggered in relation to each other. This gives a sense of intimate neighbourliness across the storeys, with the opportunity for both privacy and social interaction, as is known from traditional horizontal neighbourhoods. There is also 4,000 m2 of extra space comprising terraces, winter gardens and rooftop terraces, adding extra quality and helping to underline the building's profile, from the large urban scale to the human scale.

The shared facilities for the entire tower block comprise a bicycle workshop, a laundry and a community room with a roof landscape on the fifth floor, which is shared by all residents.
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Energy concept
C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Belgium [Belgique/België]
Region
Flanders [Vlaanderen]
Province
Antwerp [Antwerpen]
District
Antwerp [Antwerpen]
Town
Antwerp [Antwerpen]
Address
Ledeganckkai
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2014 - 2015     project winner of competition
Realisation
2016 - 2018
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CLIENT
 
 
Nieuw Zuid - Triple living
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Consistence
154 apartments
Floors
24
Surface
Flats sq.m. 15,000
Terraces and balconies sq.m. 5,500
Basement car park sq.m. 5,500
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STRUCTURES
 
 
ABT België NV
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
C.F. Møller Landscape
Brut Architecture and Urban Design
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
Brut Architecture and Urban Design
Consultant
Energy & Safety Solutions
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CREDITS
 
 
Drawings © C.F. Møller Architects
Text edited by C.F. Møller Architects
Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

C.F. Møller, Brut Architecture and Urban Design, ABT België NV, Vertical Village, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium



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