Like a beacon, this tall and narrow tower announces the heart of the city to people as they approach the centre of Eindhoven. This is why it is at its narrowest when seen from this angle. To make the building as slim and elegant as possible, the basic form is a slender diamond. The tower is 96 metres high. Each floor has two apartments, and the plinth houses a two-floor shop alias office.
The architecture is serene: the structure of the building determines the design. The architectural quality is extremely high, and with a lot of glass and natural stone. Coenen mentions the lofty Pirelli tower in Milan by Gio Ponti
as his reference: 'The striving for eternal beauty'
. He continues. 'Everything I have learnt from Luigi Snozzi came in handy here. But I should also mention Wim Quist, my graduation tutor in the Tilburg Academy. While the Netherlands was still messing about, he never failed to point out the force of a strong and simple silhouette.'
Jo Coenen & Co Architekten