Mirrored patchwork for delicate tower
With an above-ground floor area of 11,348 m², including 1,858 m² of terraces, the K-Tower in Kortrijk has a very compact footprint of 480 m² but still manages to accommodate 65 apartments spread across 22 floors. Thanks to the flexible layout of each floor, the various orientations of each apartment and the large, alternating, double-height terraces, all the residential units enjoy abundant sunshine, plenty of natural light and magnificent panoramic views. The tower is eye-catching, but its reflective patchwork makes it blend into the skyline. Clad in perforated sheet metal (58% perforation, S235 and S355 grades), it reflects the sunlight, giving it a subtle radiance that stops it from being too intrusive or dominant a part of Kortrijk’s horizon. An additional advantage of the white, reflective cladding is that the facade of the K-Tower is constantly evolving and guarantees a gradual transition between the large urban scale and the more human dimensions of the landscape that stretches out around it.