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BaanTower Rotterdam building design

Contemporary City Tower Architectural Project in Holland design by Powerhouse Company, Architects

post updated 28 November 2023

The BaanTower starts construction – Groundbreak Unveiled

Design: Powerhouse Company

Location: Baan Quarter neighborhood, central Rotterdam, The Netherlands

BaanTower Rotterdam building
aerial image by Squint Opera

BaanTower Rotterdam Construction

The Powerhouse Company are thrilled to have marked the start of construction for The BaanTower. Nestled in the heart of Rotterdam, our black marble residential tower is a mix of iconic sustainable architecture and an innovative lifestyle concept based on well-being – a recipe for the perfect city life. Uniquely for this location, all 427 apartments will be available for rent. Powerhouse Company are proud that our innovative sustainability concept achieved one of the highest sustainability scores in the Netherlands, which is exceptional for a high-rise tower. Onwards to the topping out!

’We redefine high-rise living by enhancing the experience with diverse amenities for comfort and fostering social sustainability in a thriving city center.’

Stefan Prins, Partner Architect

BaanTower Rotterdam entrance
entrance image by Squint Opera

Redefining exceptional living

This remarkable residential tower will take shape in the heart of Rotterdam’s dynamic Baan Quarter. The BaanTower will stand at an impressive height of 159 meters and is powered by an innovative thermal energy storage solution.

The lush green roof and roof terrace aim to foster biodiversity. This future landmark is set to become a focal point in the city. Notably, 30% of the apartments fall within the mid-market segment, ensuring a diverse and inclusive residential experience. The flexibility in floorplans ensures the enduring adaptability of The BaanTower, allowing apartments to be separated or combined based on changing demands in the future.

Previously on e-architect:

11 June 2023

The BaanTower is set to start construction this September

Design: Powerhouse Company

Location: Baan Quarter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

BaanTower Rotterdam apartment building interior
View on the Erasmus Bridge image by Giovanni Coni

BaanTower Rotterdam building Construction

The BaanTower has received an irrevocable building permit and construction will begin in September 2023, seven years after its initial conception. Situated in the heart of Rotterdam, our dramatically different black marble residential tower captures the excitement of metropolitan living. It offers a blend of iconic architecture, breathtaking urban views, and an innovative lifestyle concept based on well-being – a recipe for the perfect city life.

BaanTower Rotterdam apartment dining
apartment dining image by Atchain

Eyeline to Skyline

On the ground and from a distance, The BaanTower plays a pivotal role in the remodeled Baan Quarter neighborhood. On the street level, it presents a rich range of experiences for inhabitants and passers-by, from the transparent, open entrance with its beautiful lobby on show to the soaring cantilever that forms a corridor through the building with a spectacular 25m-tall gateway.

On the skyline, it forms a dynamic ensemble with the new CoolTower and DWNTWN residential buildings, giving the Baan Quarter an instantly recognizable silhouette. At 159m high, in black marble with a luminous crown, it can hold its own against the surrounding high-rise development – which is framed in fabulous urban views from The BaanTower’s huge windows.

Black and Gold

On the ground floor, our open facade reveals a dark and smooth double-height interior. Black Nero Portoro marble floors and walls are offset by a golden ceiling painted with a cloudscape in gold leaf.

Modern Dutch Tower design by Powerhouse Company
image by Atchain

Linear LED lighting adds to the golden glow. This heady mix is used for the elevator hall as well as the hotel-style lobby, which forms the welcoming entrance to the building and houses the concierge desk. Next to the lobby, the café continues the hotel-style experience, with its white marble bar and huge windows offering lively views of the street.

BaanTower Rotterdam apartment living room
apartment living room image by Atchain

Windows on the City

The BaanTower contains 427 apartments ranging from compact studios to family homes and penthouses. Uniquely for this location, all the apartments are rental.

Modern Dutch Tower design by Powerhouse Company
image by Atchain

Each of the homes offer amazing views thanks to the 2.3m x 2.3m windows. These are framed in champagne-colored anodised aluminum, with the frames incorporating ventilation elements.

Modern Dutch Tower design by Powerhouse Company
image by Atchain

Well-organised layouts give every apartment the feel of a contemporary loft, and top-quality materials add style and luxury. Structurally, placing load-bearing columns in the facade and creating a central concrete core ensures that the building is highly flexible: in the future, the apartment layouts can be adapted, reflecting changing needs.

BaanTower Rotterdam building pool
pool image by Squint Opera

BaanTower Rotterdam – Building Information

Location: Rotterdam, NL
Client: RED Company
Partners in charge: Nanne de Ru ; Stefan Prins

Size: 38,250 m2
Status: Under construction
Type: Living, Public Spaces, Towers

Structural Engineer: Van Rossum
IMd consulting engineers: BREED Integrated Design

Developer: RED Company

Building physics: Wolf Dikken ; LBP Sight
Geotechnical consultancy: MOS Grondmechanica ; Abo-Geomet
Cost consultant: Isis bouwkostenadvies

CC3 control: Zonneveld Ingenieurs ; Crux Engineering
Realization: Construction Company
Construction management: DVP

BaanTower Rotterdam apartment living space
apartment living space image by Atchain

Powerhouse Company

BaanTower Rotterdam building images / information received 090623 from Powerhouse Company architects

Location: Baan Quarter neighborhood, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

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