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V8 Architects to Expand Renzo Piano's Tilted KPN Tower in Rotterdam

12:00 - 1 July, 2017
V8 Architects to Expand Renzo Piano's Tilted KPN Tower in Rotterdam, © V8 Architects
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A year ago, Dutch telecom company KPN announced the move from its former headquarters in The Hague, to the famously leaning tower designed by Renzo Piano, at the foot of Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge. Completed in 2000, the tower is now set to undergo extensive renovation and expansion as part of the company’s relocation, to be headed by local firm V8 Architects with the intention of creating a new distinctive entry of the Wilhelminapier.

Piano himself was consulted in the design process, with the final proposal receiving his approval. "As a Rotterdam office, we are proud to have been asked to bring this characteristic building—and the first tower on the Wilhelminapier—to new life," said Michiel Raaphorst of V8." And we are honored our intervention is welcomed by Renzo Piano."

Rotterdam's Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower

06:00 - 26 June, 2017
Rotterdam's Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower, Courtesy of V8 Architects
Courtesy of V8 Architects

Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, V8 Architects’ 150-meter tower that upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower. Located in the Baan quarter, the design aims to integrate itself within the post-war urban fabric of the district and embody Rotterdam’s historical double layered characteristics – that of the low rise and the skyline.

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