The Heldentoren is the new beacon for the Belgian beach resort Knokke-Heist. With its height of almost 70 meters, it will be one of the highest towers along the Belgian coast. The mixed-use Heldentoren will rise on the site of the famous Grand Hotel – Casino Kursaal, adjacent to the Helden Square along the boulevard.

The project consists of an urban ensemble combining a 20-storey residential tower, a five-storey apartment tower and a restaurant pavilion. The three buildings are interconnected by an underground car park. The indulating building volume aims to slow down the passers-by and redirect them to a splendid view on the North Sea. As it rises up, the sculptural tower gets more slender. Rounded glass corners provide the apartments with a spacious view. To enhance the spatial quality even more, the living rooms at the corners are double height. For this project, Neutelings Riedijk Architects developed ceramic panels with a pattern of vertical lines. Just as sunlight reflects on the waves of the North Sea, the changing daylight and the colors of the surroundings reflect in the transparent glaze, making the Heldentoren look different every day.

Project data


Heldenplein, Knokke-Heist


Under construction


apartments, retail, restaurant & cafe, underground car park

Surface Area

9.000 m2


Architectural Design
Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Architectural Engineering
Bureau Bouwtechniek
Building Physics
Boydens engineering
SALT & dvlp.
SALT / G2 architectural graphics
Main Contractor
Boydens engineering
Structural Engineer
Stedec / VK Architects & Engineering