Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
What began as an overblown design for a World Trade Centre in two towers at Leuvehaven in the city centre was eventually realized in a slightly modified form as the Europoint three-tower complex on Marconiplein. The two towers linked by a low entry block house the Urban Planning and Public Housing Agency; the third is let. The elevations of white travertine cladding and tinted glass in bronze-coloured frames look rational and abstract yet have been given every aesthetic consideration. Each successive storey widens by just a few centimetres as a perspective-correcting device.