Despite being part of a single large complex, the intention is to create a place on a human scale, capable of relating to the urban scale of the city by presenting a composed architectural variety which relates to modernity and the present with its materials, colors and details.
The building is divided essentially into three sections on the street front. It repairs the city block in direct contact with the historic city by means of the boulevard and overlooks the new retail street traversed by a tramline.
The building is designed with a contemporary architecture that emphasizes the relation with natural light by means of large terraces which characterize its masses. The architectural definition of the corner is the principal theme which stamps its character on the building’s relation to the city and the panoramic view over the canal port.
The materials on the exteriors seek to exploit the masses and reproduce an urban architectural variety, with the central parts alternating brickwork and rust-colored clinker paneling with lighter and more refined areas of stonework focused in particular on the curve and at the more prominent end. The whole is characterized by a high degree of transparency, given the large windows and the parapets of the loggias, while the terraces of the penthouses on the top level are enhanced by greenery contained in metal planters incorporated into the parapets.
LOCATION: Hasselt – Limburg – Belgium
TYPOLOGY: Residential complex
CLIENT: Chataux Real Estate
WITH: De Gregorio & Partners and Arch. Andrea Leonardi
COLLABORATOR: Simona De Capitani