• Silo building

    Silo building
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • Silo building

      The project for the redevelopment of Leuven’s iconic Silo building lies on the canal basin of the city’s ‘Two Waters district. A cluster of 56 enormous concrete cylinders more than 70m high are to be redeveloped as residential units and a hotel with cultural and public facilities at ground level. Above the silos and cantilevering over a new public square addressing the basin, a horizontal volume hovers providing further space for residences and offices. Occupying the space between the two, a publicly accessible terrace with restaurants offers a truly unique urban balcony with panoramic city views.

      The project for the redevelopment of Leuven’s iconic Silo building lies on the canal basin of the city’s ‘Two Waters district. A cluster of 56 enormous concrete cylinders more than 70m high are to be redeveloped …

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    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
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    • 2006-2013149 Silo building

      Competition / 1st prize, in progress

      CityLeuven

      Programhousing, hotel, offices, shops, culture

      Year2006-2013

      ProcedureCompetition / 1st prize

      Statusin progress

      ClientErtzberg

      Total floor area54.468 m²

      Budget6.430.000 €

      Structural engineerBollinger-Grohmann

      Mechanical engineerStudiebureau Boydens

      PhotographsFrans Parthesius