16 | PORTEN DEVELOPMENT WESTFLANK NOORD UTRECHT Here, next to the recently built Utrecht City Hall (SKU, Stadskantoor Utrecht) and basically at Utrecht Central Station, the busiest train hub in the Netherlands, a 90-meter residential tower will host 270 dwellings. On the roof, a common roof-top for all residents has been created with an exceptional view over the old town of Utrecht and its surroundings. The project marks the beginning of the new Sijpesteijnkade with commercial functions on the ground floor and apartments above. A wide staircase connects Sijpesteijnkade, the Forum quay, the upper plateau, which is on the same level as Utrecht Central Station and the entrance to SKU. An old listed building, built in 1912, has been integrated in the design. It keeps its own entrance on the quay, and will now also be accessible through the new entrance hall. Given the noise-sensitive area of the project, a facade was designed that will cope with all different acoustics coming from the neighbourhood (rail tracks next to the project, among others). OZ have designed an appealing city center high-rise residential tower, which will serve as a landmark for this buzzing location. Westflank Noord 3A has jointly been developed together with Wessels Zeist and sold to Amvest Residential Core Fund.