David Chipperfield Architects has received planning permission for Hertogensite residences in Leuven, a new 14-story residential tower in Belgium. Part of a global vision to redevelop a former hospital campus, the project is connected to nine townhouses and a four-story apartment building. Located on the fringes of the medieval core of the Belgian city of Leuven, the new residential development designed by David Chipperfield Architects is scheduled for completion in autumn 2022. The project, part of a masterplan for the redevelopment of a former hospital campus that divided the west of the city from the center, is situated on a long narrow site between a fragment of the city’s medieval wall and a branch of the River Dijle. Putting in place a 14-story tower building connected to nine townhouses and a four-story apartment building, the Chipperfield scheme proposes to unify “these three distinct typologies into one through a coherent architectural language defined by the size of a living unit and the consistent use of grey-colored brick cladding”.
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