This High-Rise Housing Development Encourages Tenants to Make Friends

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 16, 2014
References: cfmoller & fastcodesign
Looking to the future, Brut Architecture and Urban Design in partnership with C.F. Møller Architects saw one problem with high-rise housing: it does not exactly invite social interaction. Keeping rapid urbanization in mind, high-rise housing will be more necessary than ever. But when it comes to small living spaces, these towers lack public space where community-building can happen.

The resulting mixed-use, high-rise housing design aims to solve this problem. To be located in Antwerp, Belgium, a new 24 story building plans to groups similar apartment styles together into mini communities (such as families or students). Tenants will share balcony space, winter gardens, communal courtyards and the like. The residential development will also have a public dining area, bike repair facility and rooftop terrace in addition to a 3 story indoor garden.