beacon for station area and city

The Clarissentoren in Tilburg marks the heart of the Spoorzone (railway area) and with its great height of 130 meters it is a beacon for the city its surroundings. The three-storey plinth allows the building to blend in with the existing buildings. The publicly accessible space in the plinth, with a rich detailing of natural and ‘warm’ materials, will contribute to the liveliness of the Spoorzone.

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With the Clarissentoren, GROUP A has designed a distinctive building that marks the heart of the Spoorzone. Close to the station and the city centre, with all the new facilities that De:Werkplaats and the Spoorzone will bring. The residential tower will be built on a three-storey commercial plinth and has a total height of approximately 130 metres. This will include a wide variety of facilities that will not only support the users of the (residential) tower, but will also be an enrichment for everyone who visits the Spoorzone. The plinth can be reached via a staircase at the front of the building so that an optimal connection is made between the environment in which the residential tower is located and everything that happens in this plinth.

The housing typologies are currently being developed further. There will be a mix of houses, varying in size between approximately 60 m² and no less than 250 m². A total of around 250 apartments will be developed. The building will be all-electric with a focus on sustainability through the use of heat and cold storage and solar panels. There will be a parking garage directly behind the tower. This will provide space for approximately 400 parking spaces. This garage is one of the three parking garages in the Spoorzone.

Since 2012, VolkerWessels has been involved in the (re)development of the Spoorzone and SDK Vastgoed acts on behalf of the Werkplaats Ontwikkelingsbedrijf as delegated area developer.


Client/area developer

Werkplaats Ontwikkelingsbedrijf (WOB)

Delegated developer

SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)


New build: Architecture, residential, highrise, mixed use


Spoorzone, Tilburg


31,500 sqm


Housing and public function in the plinth

Start design

December 2018

Start construction

December 2020
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The makers of this project

Adam Visser
Adam Visser

Architect | Partner

Pia Fischer
Pia Fischer

Architect | Projectleader

Matteo Bettoni
Matteo Bettoni

Architect | Projectleader

Federica Padovani
Federica Padovani

Urban designer

Laura Onnis
Laura Onnis


Denny Chan
Denny Chan


Pietro Giromini
External stakeholders