Westerkade 4 | 3511 HA | Utrecht | The Netherlands
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Re-use Watertower
Soest - special prize
Prize: Watertower prize || Completion Date: 2004 || Special living over 9 floors. The water tower, which dates from 1931, was converted into an unparalled twenty-first-century home spread over nine levels. Many challenges are faced in the design: letting more daylight in and strengthening the relationship with the back courtyard by inserting a three-level high window frame; maintaining the interior’s industrial characteristics by working with materials like steel, concrete and glass; and in the tower, ensuring an effective, efficient layout for several small round rooms that lay one on top of the other, while preserving the tower’s spaciousness.