Finely crafted residential towers, wrapped in Flemish brickwork creating 165 new homes.

Client: Kattendijkdok NV
Size: 165 Homes / 17,600m²
Value: Confidential
Status: Complete, 2016
Key Staff: Tony Fretton, Jim Mckinney, David Owen

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Tony Fretton Architects were selected as one of three leading international architecture firms to participate in a renewal plan for a defunct dockyard in the centre of Antwerp. Our part of the project comprises two out of the six towers envisaged, all of which sit in a site wide carpark.

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Our buildings are clad in brick, each with different emphasis and colouration. Large windows and sheltered corner balconies make for pleasant apartments with panoramic views and good daylight.

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In addition to ground floor commercial the two towers have 16,500m² of sales and rental apartments over 17 storeys. The end tower is intended as a harbour beacon and has a lit crown of gold anodised aluminium.

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