Trio of cylindrical towers to add housing to Dutch park

Rotterdam-based architect KCAP has designed a trio of cylindrical towers on the site of the former Brabantbad swimming pool in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the southern Netherlands.

Located in the Prins Hendrikpark, the three towers echo the design of the "3 Amazones" on the opposite side of the IIzeren Vrouw, a former sand extraction lake.

The towers will contain 180 apartments, and are each divided into sections, with plinths that are transparent to blend into the park, a middle section the same height as the trees and an upper section that offers views over them.

The buildings will utilise the lake’s water to provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

Edward Schuurmans, a partner in KCAP, said: "The three slender towers take up minimal space and, due to their staggered positioning, generate maximum views and allow the greenery to spread unhindered between the buildings. Their round shape means the towers have no backside and offer an all-round lively character."

Image courtesy of KCAP

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