FARO’s sustainable residential tower in Netherlands was selected by the jury as the winner of design competition for urban villas and a residential tower for the Cascade park at Almere. Designed to house 57 residences, the tower utilizing green balconies to fit the public park theme.
The tower is sustainable in the broadest meaning of the term. The façade consists of glass and PV & PCM panels, the roof has sun collectors and rain water will be collected to irrigate gardens and balconies. The building is designed to be energy neutral over the year. Additionally, the tower provides a high level of social sustainability: the residents will be involved with the park, the park is involved with the tower, and there is a number of elements that will promote a neighborhood feel in this vertical city. For example, the tower will have a restaurant and collective DIY shops and guest quarters for the use of residents.