Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Mixed-use Tower in Rotterdam’s Harbor, Netherlands by Nicolas Laisné Architect
June 2nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Nicolas Laisné Architect
Rotterdam and its harbour live side by side , the city is very influenced by the life and the esthetic of the Boats, the cranes the containers….
This tower will be a link between the two parts of the city. An industrial structure welcoming activities from the city. This will be a sign in the landscape :here begins the harbour. From the tower both sides f Rotterdam will be visible. The tower will be a start for people to take Boats and visit the canals. It will be like a gate from earth to see.
The tower itself is composed of main floors wich are very hight and visible from the outside. They are like public spaces with outside gardens floating in the air this very larges spaces can welcome important public programs like exhibition center, sport club, commercial gallery…
Between this main floors, other are smaller and open to the views outside and in the atrium. Int this spaces, a lot of programs can take place like offices, housings, restaurants…
The tower is constructed on the border of the ground and the water. It use this exemptional position with a heat pump using the constant temperature of the water. The water which falls on the tower is used to
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