Rotterdam-based structure follow Barcode Architects has accomplished a brand new high-rise tower that options protruding triangular balconies to present an artisanal look and problem to the traditional high-rise typologies in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Named CasaNova, the 22,000-square-metre tower is situated on the Wijnhaven 69 plot, the place The Muse now stands.
In 2013, Barcode Architects was commissioned to develop a tower on the identical plot to design “a brand new era of high-rise constructing that focuses on the encounter between residents.”
The 110-metre tower consists of 116 residences, industrial area, collective roof backyard, shared parking amenities, co-working areas, lodge rooms for residents’ friends, health room.
CasaNova is distinguished with its daring triangular quantity and materials selection inside its personal city material.
“With an preliminary plan for the plot at Wijnhaven 69, we additionally managed to persuade the growing occasion to purchase Wijnhaven 65. And so this led to 2 residential towers designed in synergy with one another,” stated Barcode Architects.
“CasaNova and the Muse share many frequent areas, similar to a collective rooftop backyard and a kitchen, lodge rooms for friends, co-working areas, assembly rooms, health space, and parcel service room,” the workplace added.
Dubbed “Rotterdam’s first triangular tower”, CasaNova, a part of the high-rise cluster in Wijnhaven, turns into a hanging instance of Rotterdam’s new era of towers.
On account of its all-sided and recognisable triangular quantity, the tower is meant to a brand new impetus to the Wijnhaven space.
Based on the architects, the architectural language of the tower “is reworking from an nameless workplace district right into a energetic a part of the town centre.”
“By activating the nook of Wijnhaven, a brand new enhanced connection is made between the Oude Haven and the Markthal, through the Leuvehaven and the Witte de Withstraat to Museumpark,” the workplace defined.
The design group prolonged CasaNova’s entrance foyer throughout your complete depth of the block, from Wijnhaven to Wijnstraat.
“This new crossing creates motion and exercise in each streets and offers residents with a full-fledged entrance from each metropolis sides via a novel ‘doorway foyer’,” the studio continued.
The façade of the tower consists of a sequence of triangular balconies on the plinth. The triangular items are made from hand-cut panels of reddish-brown pure stone to give the tower an artisanal and heat character.
“The attribute form of CasaNova is a artistic response to KCAP’s city plan, which stipulates that for each sq. metre of floor, 22m³ of constructing could also be returned,” the workplace added.
The explanation why the architects separated the 2 volumes within the workplace tower was to make it seem balanced on a pedestal like a sculpture, and to chop out the amount on the backside and add quantity on the high.
The venture presents a slender quantity creates optimum sightlines and daylight within the surrounding buildings, and area for a 1,600-square-metre roof backyard the place residents of CasaNova and The Muse can meet one another.
The group designs a roof backyard on the 5 stage fairly than on the roof the tower in order that the backyard will also be linked to the bottom stage.
The weird form provides the residences spectacular 300-degree views over the town, providing a really particular residing expertise.
On the corners of the triangle there are beneficiant balconies – every encompassing a complete of 15 sq. meters, designed as an out of doors room of the residing area, all uncovered to the morning and night solar.
The triangular form with its tip dealing with south, permits optimum publicity to daylight.
CasaNova encompasses a sculptural facade
The triangular items added on the backside quantity not solely give a sculptural look, but additionally add depth to the constructing.
“The concept of sculpting a tower can be mirrored within the facade design. Hand-cut panels of reddish-brown pure stone give the tower an artisanal and heat character,” the workplace defined.
The vertical stone items additionally function a powerful aid, and as gentle adjustments, the sturdy aid continually provides the constructing a brand new look.
In the direction of the highest of the tower, the panels get wider and wider, with easily polished flattening. The façade design barely transforms as much as the highest of the constructing.
Architects thought of the truth that the towers are usually made up of vertical volumes and the design philosophy that comes with verticality, with the ideas of “being singular and alone” in its personal context.
“There was nice dialogue about subversive behaviour and loneliness in skyscrapers, in addition to the query of who’re and may be the customers of skyscrapers,” stated Barcode Architects.
“In response, we’ve got positioned a powerful concentrate on frequent areas and assembly areas aside from the atrium or the elevator. Programmatically, the 2 towers share the identical plinth and supply the consolation of residing within the metropolis.”
The 2 towers have 200 residents and share a 1600-square-metre roof terrace with collective backyard, kitchen, lodge rooms for friends, co-working areas, assembly rooms, health space, and parcel service room.
Informal encounters and casual dialog that include them are important to the sense of neighborhood, security and social cohesion within the tower.
An necessary design intervention was to make a lower between the automotive park and the residences. For a lot of residents, the automotive park types the every day entrance; from the automotive park you stroll into CasaNova via an inviting atrium with a view to the roof terrace, and meet your neighbours earlier than entering into the raise.
CasaNova, along with The Muse, is an instance of the community metropolis, the town the place buildings and communities are cleverly linked. Now not two-dimensional, however three-dimensional.
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Barcode Architects with Heatherwick Studio are designing a brand new mixed-use hub in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Furthermore, Consortium PvJ, composed of Barcode Architects, HUB Architects, engineering agency ABT and panorama architect Karres en Manufacturers are engaged on the sustainable renewal of the Palace of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Based in 2009, Barcode Architects is a global workplace for structure, urbanism, and modern design. The agency is led by Dirk Peters.
Venture title: CasaNova
Architect: Barcode Architects (Dirk Peters and Caro van de Venne)
Consumer: VOF Wijnhaven 65 & Wilma Wonen
Contractor: SBB Ontwikkelen en Bouwen
Location: Wijnhaven 65, Rotterdam
12 months: 2017-2023
Structural engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek
Constructing physics, acoustics, hearth security installations: ABT
Value administration: VGG
All pictures © Hans Wilschut.
All drawings © Barcode Architects.
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