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In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects
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The E Tower is a high rise residence that will serve as a landmark within its newly built urban environment while seeking to bring the amenities of a world class hotel to tower’s residents The E Tower is located in an area of Eindhoven whose urban plan was drawn up by the Dutch landscape firm West 8. The original brief for the area includes the E Tower, the E Block and a slender end piece of the adjacent Block J, which are all apartment buildings in this emerging district. A gap between the E Tower and Block J will shape the area’s entrance while simultaneously providing an outdoor space. Each building in this emerging district has been named after one of the world’s cities with the E Tower taking the title of ‘New York’, aptly reflecting its prominent stance within the cluster.

Architect: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

With its program of spacious apartments, the E Tower seeks to bring the features of a world class hotel to its residents; the entrance and ground floor will function in the same manner as a hotel lobby.Outlining the perimeter of each floor of the tower is a brises soleil of polished aluminium. The tower’s façade is composed of a semi-structural glazing and floor to ceiling sliding panels. The façade will feature an abstract print, providing additional shading, which will be amplified near the ground floor and dissipate as the tower rises above Eindhoven.

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Some apartments will have a private internal conservatory that will serve as a balcony during summer and as an extra room during cooler months. All apartments will have a balcony programmed as an extension of each living room, with most affording long-distance views over Eindhoven and the surrounding area. To fully free the façade of visual obstructions, the tower’s shafts have been arranged around a central core, which, together with the amorphously shaped columns and brises soleils, define the tower’s structure.

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Cite: Christopher Henry. "In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects" 01 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/154778/in-progress-e-tower-wiel-arets-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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