The BaanTower

Living the Dream

In the heart of Rotterdam, our dramatically different black marble residential tower captures the excitement of metropolitan living. With its mix of iconic architecture, breathtaking urban views and an innovative lifestyle concept based on well-being, it’s a recipe for the perfect city life.

Time span2015 - ongoing
Size38 250 m²
StatusUnder construction
LocationRotterdam, NL
TypeLiving, Public Spaces, Towers
RED Company
Partners in charge
Nanne de Ru, Stefan Prins
Project team
Structural engineer
BREED Integrated Design
Building physics
Cost consultant
Construction Company
Geotechnical consultancy
Construction management

The BaanTower is modern yet timeless because of it’s natural stone façade, huge windows and refined detailing.

Street smarts

The human scale adds energy to the neighborhood
The open, opulent entrance lobby enriches the local context
01 - 02

Eyeline to Skyline

The tower is cantilevered, forming a corridor that connects with the service building

Eyeline to Skyline

On the ground and from a distance, The BaanTower plays a pivotal role in the remodeled Baan Quarter neighborhood. On the street level it presents a rich range of experiences for inhabitants and passers-by, from the transparent, open entrance with its beautiful lobby on show, to the soaring cantilever that forms a corridor through the building with a spectacular 25m-tall gateway. On the skyline, it forms a dynamic ensemble with the new CoolTower and DWNTWN residential buildings, giving the Baan Quarter an instantly recognizable silhouette. At 159m high, in black marble with a luminous crown, it can hold its own against the surrounding high-rise development – which is framed in fabulous urban views from the Baan Tower’s huge windows.

We created an iconic grid-like facade on the outside, framing majestic views from the inside.

Dive into the details
Dive into the details
Contemporary Classic
Nanne de Ru and Stefan Prins

Black and Gold

Entrance to the ground-floor elevator hall

Black and Gold

On the ground floor, our open facade reveals a dark and smooth double-height interior. Black Nero Portoro marble floors and walls are offset by a golden ceiling painted with a cloudscape in gold leaf. Linear LED lighting adds to the golden glow. This heady mix is used for the elevator hall as well as the hotel-style lobby, which forms the welcoming entrance to the building and houses the concierge desk. Next to the lobby, the café continues the hotel-style experience, with its white marble bar and huge windows offering lively views of the street.

Dark Glamour

Black marble and gold leaf add an opulent feel to the lobby
Lines of light define the corridors leading to the apartments
The café combines an intimate bar with expansive street views
01 - 03

You could say The BaanTower is like a series of small villas in the sky.

Windows on the City

Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge features in many apartment views

Windows on the City

The BaanTower contains 427 apartments ranging from compact studios to family homes and penthouses. Uniquely for this location, all the apartments are rental. Each of the homes in our tower offers amazing views thanks to windows that measure 2.3m x 2.3m. These are framed in champagne-colored anodized aluminum, with the frames incorporating the ventilation elements. Well-organized layouts give every apartment the feel of a contemporary loft, and top-quality materials add style and luxury. Structurally, placing load-bearing columns in the facade and creating a central concrete core ensures that the building is highly flexible: in the future, the apartment layouts can be adapted, reflecting changing needs.

Villas in the Sky

Corner apartments offer 180-degree views of the city
The apartments come with convertible loggias/balconies
Top-quality natural materials add style and luxury
The wellness area on the 6th floor is simple and restful
The smartest of layouts achieve truly gracious results
Exceptional living right in the vibrant heart of the city
01 - 06

Hotel Experiences at Home

The rooftop pool and terrace

Hotel Experiences at Home

The BaanTower offers residents much more than just an apartment. It’s an all-round experience of life in the city, uniting a great location, just around the corner from the lively Witte de Withstraat, with onsite amenities more typical of a luxury hotel than a home. As well as enjoying the rooftop pool and terrace, residents can indulge in a yoga class in the gym, go for a sauna or take a stroll in the green rooftop park. They can book a workspace in the library, reserve the living room for a party, or a guest apartment for a visit from friends or family – all these options and more, under a single roof.

There’s nothing standard about The BaanTower, because we love to design wonderful homes for people to live in.

The tower at night. In the foreground is the Witte de Withstraat
Start the conversation
Next project

The Harmony

Symphony of Tones