Plans for slimmest tower in Europe are unveiled
Designs for the slimmest residential building within Europe have been revealed. The Baan Tower has been developed by RED Company, Being Development and Martens Construction, and will have a footprint 20x20m.
Incorporating 47 stories, the tower will be home to 145 spacious apartments of varying sizes, alongside two penthouses, located at the top of the tower.
The apartments will all house stunning views of Rotterdam’s city and skyline, at whch larger sized apartments will also house a private outside area.
The 150-metre tower will be constructed with stone, in keeping with the building’s location and also house a café on the ground floor.
The company informed Dezeen that a five metre high plinth, constructed from travertine stone will be embedded into the base of the construction in order to link with the area’s post war designs.
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A roof covering programme is now underway which will be followed by floor and ceiling curtain walling, and extensive glazing on the 13th floor, which will contain a sky bar, restaurant and public exhibition space.
Work on envelope and cladding will continue with the 30m high, LED-lit satin finish stainless steel circle on the eastern façade completing the external design. The ‘sun’ design will be visible up the city’s Midsomer Boulevard, which was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.
Winvic is currently fitting-out the 261 bedrooms, which has included the sailing and positioning of off-site fabricated bathroom pods. Fit-out of other facilities within the hotel will also continue, such as the 12,000 sq ft flexible conference floor that comprises adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace that has been designed to be high load bearing. The project is expected to be handed over in July 2022.
Mark Jones, Winvic’s Head of Multi-room, said: “We started on site just two weeks after the first 2020 lockdown was announced and despite the unprecedented challenges, our team have hit milestone after milestone on, or ahead, of schedule. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them. Reaching the highest point of any multi-room project is always worth celebrating, but this is a bit more special as it’s Winvic’s first hotel," he said.
Winvic recently lifted eight railway bridge beams into place over the A5, 2km north of M1 J18. It is one of three bridges that Winvic is constructing for Prologis at DIRFT III in Northamptonshire, as part of a £29 million contract to deliver a new Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal.