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The first wooden tower in Belgium to be built in Antwerp

Within two years, an 80-metre-high wooden tower will emerge on the banks of the Schelde in the Nieuw Zuid district, a stone's throw from the Antwerp Courthouse. Real estate developer Triple Living has mandated the design of this tower to celebrated Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, known in particular for the construction of the Pompidou Modern Art Centre in Metz. In reality, the tower will be hybrid to the extent that, with the fire service wary of the possibility of fire, it was necessary to operate a (Belgian) compromise. The supporting structure will therefore be made of metal and concrete and the cladding in CLT wood. The Van Laere group will be taking up the challenge of building this new type of construction.

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