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Zorro

Zorro residential tower is located at the intersection of the two main axes through the new housing district of De Aker. As the only high-rise structure in the district, the tower forms a landmark for the surroundings. The eighteen-floor building stands on a raised central square, beneath which is a car park and combined heat/power plant.

The residential building is designed as an abstract sculpture based on the figure of Zorro: dominant, proudly upright, and draped in an elegant cloak. The façade planes reflect the circular arrangement of the surrounding development, while the rectangular back is faced in brick and follows the rigid grid of the surrounding streets. Individual dwellings are subordinate to the main form and abstract façade pattern, yet they enjoy maximum openness, quality and orientation to the sun, with all of them facing south-west or south-east.

The window frames read as a spiral that wraps around the building, rising to the seventeenth floor, thereby masking the exact position of the floor levels and lending the tower a sculptural quality. As a result, windows inside the dwellings occur at every height, providing views of the surrounding and the world down below. On clear days, the two penthouses on the top floor enjoy views that stretch all the way to the dunes on the coast.

 

Location Amsterdam
Completion 1999
Client Delta roA, Amsterdam; SBDN vof, Beverwijk/Warmenhuizen; Woningstichting Zomers Buiten, Amsterdam
Construction SBDN vof
Description 67 apartments, parking garage and power station

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