Here, next to the recently built city hall of Utrecht (SKU, Stadskantoor Utrecht) and basically on the central station of Utrecht, the busiest train hub in the Netherlands a 90-meter high residential tower will host 270 dwellings. On the roof, a common roof-top for all residents has been created with an exceptional view over the old town of Utrecht and the surroundings.
The project marks the beginning of the new Sijpesteijnkade with commercial functions on the ground floor and apartments above. A wide staircase connects Sijpersteijnkade, the quay with Forum, the upper plateau, which is on the same level as the central station and entrance to SKU. Integrated in the design an old listed building, built in 1912, is kept. It keeps its own entrance on the quay, and its accessibility is complemented through the new entrance hall.
Given the noise-sensitive area of the project , a façade is designed that will cope with all different acoustics coming from the neighbourhood (rail tracks next to the project among others). OZ architect has designed an appealing city center, high rise residential tower easily recognisable as a landmark, even from a great distance.
West Flank Noord 3A has been sold to Amvest Residential Core Fund.