Zuiderzicht是Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò为安特卫普Nieuw Zuid制定的总体规划中的八座高层建筑之一，位于不同位置。该项目的位置是战略性的：在靠近河流和由Bas Smets设计的绿色公共空间内，你离安特卫普的中心只有3分钟的路程。Zuiderzicht塔以其明亮的色彩和开放的外观，符合安特卫普白色、分层、构造式高层建筑的传统，如Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe大教堂、艺术装饰风格的KBC塔和警察塔，以及其他。
Zuiderzicht is one of the eight high-rise volumes positioned at diverse spots within the master plan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò for Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. The project’s position is strategic: while close to the river and within green public spaces designed by Bas Smets, you are only 3 minutes away from Antwerp’s center. With its bright colour and open appearance, the Zuiderzicht tower fits with Antwerp’s tradition of white, layered, tectonic high-rises such as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral, the art deco style KBC-tower and the Police tower, and others.
The 21.082 m2 building consists of five layers at its base, including a hotel with 108 rooms, on top a 25-storey tower with 134 dwellings, and below parking on two underground levels. Plinth and tower form one coherent building volume. The architectural concept for Zuiderzicht is characterised by a wide variety of housing types for different user groups: young families, seniors, co-housers, singles, and working couples. The apartments are compact and efficiently organised around a central core, designed with flexible floor plan layouts, and constructed with a load bearing facade. This flexibility allows for combining units to create larger residences and for adapting to changing needs in the future.
我们的概念诠释了典型比利时住宅的品质，”KCAP的建筑师和前合伙人Han van den Born说。所有的公寓都被设计成双层高度的白色混凝土结构所包围。每位业主都有机会从一系列的设计方案中进行选择，以单独使用这个在孤立的外墙和混凝土网格之间发展起来的附加户外空间。想想看，阳台、釉面露台和屋顶露台’。在底层，复式单元有助于容纳各种居民和住房类型。复式单位在地面上都有一个前门和户外空间，创造了一个生动的过渡和与公共空间的联系。Han van den Born解释说：”这是高层建筑概念中的一个特殊品质。
‘Our concept interprets the qualities of the typical Belgian house,’ says Han van den Born, architect and former partner of KCAP. ‘All apartments are surrounded by a white concrete structure designed as a double-height grid. Each owner has the opportunity to choose from a range of design options to individually use this added outdoor space that evolves between the isolated façade and the concrete grid. Think of balconies, glazed terraces, and roof terraces.’ On the ground level, duplex units contribute to accommodating the variety of residents and housing types. ‘The duplex units all have a front door and outdoor space on ground level, creating a lively transition and connection to the public space. This is an exceptional quality within a high-rise concept,’ explains Han van den Born.
这些不同的室外空间是对比利时 “阳台 “的当代重新诠释，被设计成生活空间的愉快延伸，以享受额外的表面、光线和安特卫普、斯海尔德河和周围乡村的美丽景色。不同的平面图与周围网格的独立填充物相结合，形成了一个多功能的公寓系列和一个有层次、有影响的外部形象。
Those different outdoor spaces are a contemporary reinterpretation of the Belgian ‘veranda’ and were designed as pleasant extensions of the living spaces to enjoy extra surface, light, and the beautiful views of Antwerp, the River Scheldt, and the surrounding countryside. The combination of differing floor plans with the individual infills of the surrounding grid results in a versatile range of apartments and a layered and impactful image to the outside.
The staggered shape of the tower supports the volume’s increasing slenderness to the top, and at the same time provides spacious elevated terraces on the upper levels. 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 the building with the path with a playground on the other side. The passage with the adjacent common space offers a place for encounter for residents, allows to host small events and becomes a catalyst for community building in the new district. By combining the project’s integral accessibility, the typological variety of the dwellings, and the lively plinth in addition to the hotel, the concept of Zuiderzicht enhances social sustainability, diversity, and togetherness.
Zuiderzicht是一个符合 “被动房标准 “的紧凑体量。双层建筑的构思是基于为居民在风、噪音、日光和过热方面提供最佳生活舒适度的愿望。技术上的可持续发展概念以绿色屋顶、太阳能电池板和水回收的综合系统等元素为特色。但我们也可以从字面上将可持续性理解为’随时间推移而持久’。Zuiderzicht的长期潜力主要基于人们的欣赏和它能在尽可能长的时间内为尽可能多的用户提供的附加值，”建筑师和evr-architecten的合伙人Niels Baeck说。
Zuiderzicht is a compact volume respecting the ‘Passive House standard’. The double skin is conceived based on the desire to provide the inhabitants with the best living comfort in terms of wind, noise, daylight and overheating. The technical sustainability concept features elements such as green roofs, solar panels, and an integrated system for water recovery. ‘But we can understand sustainability also literally as ‘enduring over time’. Zuiderzicht’s long-term potential is mainly based on peoples’ appreciation and the added value it can provide for as many users as possible for the longest possible time,’ says Niels Baeck, architect and partner of evr-architecten.
With Zuiderzicht, the agenda is set for a new and innovative way of flexible urban living in a strategic position to the city centre of Antwerp and with direct contact with its surroundings.