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Old August 31st, 2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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ROTTERDAM | Cooltoren | 150m | 48 fl | Demo

Casanova+Hernandez builds a 100-meter high tower

The Rotterdam-based agency Casanova + Hernandez Architects has won a closed competition to design a 100 meters high tower in the center of Rotterdam. In the design of the Cool Tower is a diverse residential program combined with a multifunctional plinth.

Cool Tower is named after the location, the Cool Quarter in the heart of Rotterdam. The tower is trying to catch up with the pre-and post-modernist icons in the city, like the Sonneveld House and the buildings of Maaskant and Van den Broek and Bakema. The plinth of the tower will combine several functions: including office space, an automatic parking garage, a sports center and a public roof garden.

The basic concept of the tower is a compact core, surrounded by a continuous flexible living space. Thanks to all-round windows and balconies the look of the tower is facing outwards. There is a range of different housing types located in the tower, tailored to different audiences. The basic types are lofts, corner apartments, panoramic apartments and a commuter combination. Two special types of homes with spacious terraces are situated in the 'crown' of the tower: the penthouse and duplex.







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Old September 4th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Ah, nice to see this one on the international section. Very interesting project imo! Really hope it gets built...
Such a welcome impulse for a promising hood.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #3
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Looks so light in industrial neighborhood in the centre pic. I love it!

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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #4
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It's not an industrial neighbourhood. The cranes and ships belong to the Harbour Museum
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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:11 PM   #5
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Still looks industrial and very contrasting. Really cool
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #6
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This tower will also fill a gap in the skyline.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #7
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Looks a bit like the big brother of the Marco-Polo-Tower in Hamburg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Polo-Tower.jpg
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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lol. A tiny bit
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #9
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Lovely tower in hamburg!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #10
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Indeed, let's hope this one will get the same quality
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Old September 7th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #11
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Love the night render
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #12
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Old August 9th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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Small update:

There are strong indications that this tower will be groundbreaking in the first part of 2012!

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Prachtig ontwerp inderdaad met mooie balkons, opdat deze er snel moge komen en zo een mooie verbinding vormt tussen het centrum en zalmhavengebied met dalijk hopelijk de Zalmhaventoren.

Hier even het nieuwe plaatje geupload van hun site:



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Old August 9th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #14
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You mean the start of the construction. It would mean that we could see demolition soon.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #15
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In 2011? Do you think?
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Old August 10th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #16
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no, Q1 in 2012.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #17
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Really nice tower
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:49 AM   #18
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It's not an industrial neighbourhood. The cranes and ships belong to the Harbour Museum
Yes... this is such a unique tower... I have never seen one like this before... I hope the experience to live in here would be awesome... Looking for more information about this building.. I hope to hear about it soon
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 06:31 PM   #19
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Now this is a cool residential tower, looks great!!
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I love it looks like a "Zig-Zag" )
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