15. September 2020
Many of the 119 apartments spread over 15 floors have a view of the water or harbor. Restaurants, cinemas, harbor, and museums are just a few minutes’ walk away. Visually, two design elements stand out on the building: A brickwork base picks up elements of the surrounding historical architecture. The floors above are set back, giving them a floating appearance. The real eyecatcher here, though, are the sliding and folding fabric elements made of the golden anodized aluminum mesh PC-ALU 6010 from GKD. Around 1,600 panels – each 2,900 millimeters high and 500 to 600 millimeters wide – allow residents to arrange shading to their liking. This prevents the building from becoming uncomfortably hot in summer, meaning that the air-conditioning doesn’t have to work so hard. The transparency that is typical of the mesh creates a pleasant, daylight-bathed atmosphere within the building and gives residents an unencumbered view. At the same time, the movable elements protect against prying eyes. The freely sliding panels – which can be flat or folded – lend the building a dynamic vitality that is constantly changing. The weather-resistant fabric shimmers in the sunlight, hence the name “Radiance Apartments”. This iconic building is a new landmark in the up-and-coming district.