The apartments in this high-rise by French architects Lopez and Beaudouin face east and west and are reached via a north-south tract with stairwells and elevators. The floors, each with six apartments, are arranged in an axially-symmetric way. The middle apartments are located on the entrance level, the corner apartments are half a floor higher. For safety reasons, the corner apartments have two entrances. The access core of the building is glazed and is recessed from the outer walls.
These structural aspects provide the opposite sides of the building with façades that are identical. The east and west sides are divided into nine equally-sized strips, while the north and south façades feature deep indents for the stairwells along with plastered surfaces and glazed strips. The size and arrangement of the windows, frames, and balustrades, structured with vertical black pilaster strips behind which run the heating pipes, emphasize the building’s overall verticality. The colors white, light blue, gray, together with the metal give the building elegance and lightness.
- Square high-rise, 22 by 22 m
- 16 floors and 87 apartments. Height 51 m
- Six apartments per floor arranged around the stairwell (1–3 1/2 rooms, 40–61 sqm)
- Apartments in an east-west direction
- Stairwells with elevators and trash chutes are placed in the middle in a north-south direction
- Cross wall construction with supporting concrete walls of the entrance tract
- Outer walls of reinforced crushed-brick concrete
- Outer supporting walls with prefabricated gas concrete panels and colored plaster
- Grid size for floor plan and façade grid 2.34 m
- Facade structure with metal profiles, white enameled balustrade elements and light blue window frames