Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers

Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects (c) Els Vanden Meersch
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects (c) Els Vanden Meersch
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects (c) Els Vanden Meersch
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects (c) Els Vanden Meersch
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects © Diener & Diener, Christian Richters
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects © Diener & Diener, Christian Richters
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects © Diener & Diener, Christian Richters
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects © Diener & Diener, Christian Richters
Kattendijkdok-Westkaai Towers, Antwerp, Diener & Diener architects © Diener & Diener, Christian Richters

The twin towers that Diener & Diener realised a couple of hundred metres to the north of the MAS have been planned as the first of a series of six slim residential towers that will extend down the primary axis and form a frontage to the kilometre long Kattendijkdok.

The towers differ in colour. On one tower, the reflective aluminium sheeting that extends behind the outer leaf of rippled glass is gold. On the other tower, it is silver. The distribution of the windows is a further point of variation. Their seemingly free composition does, in fact, register the use of eleven different apartment types. The lower floors accommodate as many as four apartments, while the upper floors are given over to a single apartments of greater height.

This text is based on an article by Ellis Woodman, published in Architecture Review Flanders N°10. Radical Commonplaces. European Architectures from Flanders.

Architectenbureau: 

Diener & Diener Architekten

Ontwerpers: 

Roger Diener, Terese Erngaard, Uwe Herlyn, Jan Pfennig
Bart Anthonissen, Marc van Doninck, Bert van Poek

Opdrachtgever: 

Project2, NV Kattendijkdok, Antwerp

Taal: 

Engels

Straat: 

Westkaai

Nummer: 

41, 51

Postcode: 

2 000

Gemeente: 

Antwerpen

Land: 

België

Datum ontwerp: 

2006

Datum oplevering: 

2009

Oppervlakte: 

6 400 m²

Volume: 

21 730 m³

Studiebureaus: 

Structural engineers: Stedec NV, Roeselare
Landscape architect: Michel Desvigne Paysagistes, Paris
Consultant (façade): AMP Albrecht Memmert & Partner Gbr, Neuss
Consultant (technical): Arcadis Gedas, Leuven
Consultant (acoustics): Daidalos-Peutz, Leuven
Technical control: SECO, Brussels
Security: PROBAM NV, Erembodegem

Hoofdaannemers: 

MBG, Antwerpen

Corporate partners

Retail Estates

Cultural partners