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K-Tower

Location Kortrijk, Belgium
Timeline 2007 - 2018

acoustical engineering for a high-end residential tower

Intro

The banks of the Lys river in Kortrijk are embellished by this new residential tower, the highest in Kortrijk. High acoustic requirements were set for the luxury apartments, at a minimum cost and weight. Our acoustics engineers also took into account the maximum flexibility of the apartment layouts. Detailing of the facade also ensures acoustic comfort on the terraces and the adjoining rooms.

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Client(s)
  • Koramic
  • Van Roey
Architects
  • Philippe Samyn & Partners
Stats
64
13200 m²

Story

With K-Tower, the town of Kortrijk has a high-end residential landmark tower along the recently developed riverbanks of the river Leie. In a town with virtually no high-rise, K-Tower makes for a striking silhouette with its 19 floors above ground.

This new development arises next to the Sint-Amand College, where the Collegetower used to occupy a prominent spot. Converting the outdated boarding school in the tower to apartments was not an option, as it turned out. Consequently, the Collegetower will be torn down but for 4 floors, and the apartments will be realised in a new residential tower, K-Tower.

The tower has very flexible arrangements. Per floor, one, two, or three bedroom apartments are available, which can also be combined. The living units are oriented towards the south and have large terraces.

For these luxurious apartments, high acoustical comfort is offered in a high-rise context. So the acoustics study focuses on an optimal construction of walls and floors. These are to maximise the acoustical performance for a minimum of costs and weight. The solutions take a maximum of flexibility into account, in order to keep later commercialisation fully optional.

Furthermore, the acoustical comfort on terraces and the adjoining spaces is ensured through well thought-out facade detailing. Low-noise technical installations and dampers on top of the residential tower lets the penthouse residents quietly enjoy the views from their adjoining terraces.

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