Residential tower Nieuw Zuid Blok 21 & 24

Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects (Tokio)
Client: Triple Living
Location: Antwerp
Surface:  52 000 m²
Budget: € 60.000.000
Timing:  2018 -
Status: design phase

©  Shigeru Ban Architects

Project Support I Collaboration

Construction of an 80 m high residential tower on the Nieuw Zuid site in Antwerp. The tower has 24 floors and is flanked by 6-storey buildings. The residential tower is a hybrid apartment building with a core of steel and concrete surrounded by a wooden frame.

This residential tower is the first wooden skyscraper in Belgium.


  • Concrete frame (beams, columns) with prefabricated wooden facade.
  • Slabs composed of timber and concrete, executed as a hybrid construction.
  • Ventilation ducts are integrated in the slabs.
  • The wood remains exposed as a wooden ceiling.
  • Wooden facade-cladding.

The biggest technical challenge lies in bringing the wooden facade in line with the fire legislation.

Bureau Bouwtechniek 
BB is responsible for the construction-techniscal assistance of the architect team during the design process, the preparation of the construction plans, the elaboration of technical details, the preparation of the architectural specifications and the control of the construction.

Team BB: ir. arch. Joris Minnen, arch. Steven Wauters, arch. Ilse Deckmyn, arch. Johan Cordonnier,