- Architects: René van Zuuk Architects
- Location: Crossroad of Linschotenlaan and Oostereind, The Netherlands
- Client: Novaform Eindhoven
- Investor: Altera
- Area: 6500.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Lisanne Redegeld, Bas Gijselhart, René van Zuuk Architekten, Jan Willem Dragt, Peter van Mierlo
Text description equipped through the architects. The Belvedere tower’s cutting edge shape, is each knowledgeable and outlined through the limitations of it is website, it is design started with rigorous research of those city surrounding.
Located within the the town of Hilversum the development’s website sits in a space of nondescript, four-storey, post-war housing. In the 1980s six further, modernist towers have been built to the south of this space. The tower’s website marks the fruits of this collection and sits on a distinguished bend within the Oosterengweg bypass, a significant thoroughfare throughout the small the town. Due to the tower’s distinguished place the municipality desired a development that will be sculptural in shape and architecturally iconic. This uncovered location additionally intended the proposed development can be visual from each side and it due to this fact was vital to design a development with a transparent and logical symmetry.
The development’s superficially massive, triangular website is in truth restricted through quite a few key constraints, together with necessities in terms of the minimal distance from the valuables boundary, in addition to a fancy community of application pipes operating underneath the website. The development’s footprint used to be due to this fact restricted to no higher than 450 m2 (15% of the plot). These limitation coupled with the stipulation of a most development top of not more than 11 storeys intended a conventional tower block design would lead to a development comprising of not more than 44 residential gadgets. However, because of the prime value of land the rental advanced used to be handiest financially viable if made from no less than 55 residences, our ensuing design way proposed a development the place the ground space larger because the development rose vertically, with higher flooring cantilevering from the central core thus maximising usable area at the constrained website.
Structurally, the cantilever is accomplished through balancing the development’s mass similarly on each side of the central core, from this symmetrical construction derives the development’s flooring plan, a pass. This pass formed format makes every flooring plan extremely versatile leading to a development made from 55 gadgets the place no two residences are similar. The development’s residences wrap across the indirect corners of the pass ensuing residences which can be twin side, every with get entry to to a big, open balcony.
The phrase belvedere is Italian and interprets to ‘gorgeous view’. On the higher flooring the structures balconies supply expansive perspectives, to the North they appear over town of Hilversum and to South they survey the encompassing woodland.