The Heldentoren in the Belgian beach resort of Knokke-Heist is an urban ensemble of a 20-story apartment building, a low-rise block and a café-pavilion. It stands at an important crossroad and public square at the seaside boulevard, making a sweeping gesture with its concave and convex volume to slow down and redirect the passers-by to the splendid North Sea view. The sculptural iconic tower gets more slender as it rises up to become the focal point of the urban renovation of this of Knokke-Heist. The tower base contains shops, a hotel and restaurant facilities as well as an underground parking.
Program: 9.000 m2
Client: Immobis & City of Knokke-Heist
Status: Design phase 2010-2012