BUILDING TYPE HOUSING
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Gedempte Zalmhaven 47-749, Rotterdam
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 2001-11; Architecture + Urbanism 1994-2; Bauwelt 2002-18/19; E. Koster, Th. van Oeffelt - Hoogbouw in Nederland 1990-2000, 1997; H. Hilverink e.a.- De Hoge Heren Rotterdam Wiel Arets, 2002; G. Bekaert, M. Faiferri - Wiel Arets Works and projects, 2004
Two residential tower blocks stand on a filled-in harbour basin (Gedempte Zalmhaven) near the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. Altogether the two towers boast 285 up-market apartments. The two are joined by a plinth which includes the entrance, a parking facility and an internal street linking the lift lobbies with the towers. Communal amenities - panorama lobby, swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, roof terrace - are on the fifth floor. The facades consist of black concrete cladding elements with a cobblestone effect created by using rubber moulds as formwork.