Friday, March 5, 2010


The Erick van Egeraat Tower in Amsterdam is an office tower located to the south of the city centre of Amsterdam. Its aesthetic appeal is one of 'heavy materialisation' and is composed with a variety of shifted, light weight volumes. Erick van Egeraat's intention was to use the light weight volumes to create feeling and expression in his building, appearing different from every angle. It consists of three distinct sections, made of different materials to create a different character for each section. The lower floors allow natural light to enter the core of the building as they are transparent in contrast to the upper floors which are clad in a heavy natural stone. The middle section serves as a transition between the other sections and consists of transparent and printed glass and aluminium panels. I chose this building because of its contemporary design and its sense of originality.

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