With its exceptional location on the neighbourhood park, the 80 m high building appears as a new icon for Antwerp South. The bright colour and open appearance fit in with Antwerp's tradition of white, layered, tectonic towers, like the OLV Cathedral, Farmers' Tower, Police Tower, BP Tower, Crowne Plaza, just to name a few.
The iconic double facade of the building creates additional space. That is possible because the insulated outer shell is surrounded by another structure, designed as a sophisticated double-height grid of white concrete. Between the outer shell and the grid of the façade, an intermediate space offers room for terraces, voids, and winter gardens. The latter are designed as pleasant, fully glazed extensions of the living spaces that need no heating and allow to enjoy the extra surface area, light, and beautiful views of Antwerp, the River, and the surrounding countryside.
The staggered tower volume introduces spacious elevated terraces while setbacks on ground level provide gardens to the residential units facing the park. A double-height passage in the plinth, crossing through the building, allows residents of the neighbourhood and visitors to stroll through the building. It connects the square in front of Leon Stynenstraat and the path with the playground on the other side of the building. The solution provides a meeting place for residents or small events and becomes a catalyst for community building. In combination with the project's integral accessibility, the typological variety of dwellings, and the lively plinth, in addition to the hotel, enhances diversity and togetherness.