In the railway station area, near the Waalfront (on the banks of the river Waal) and next to the Nieuwe Hezelpoort close to the city centre, Duet will arise. A residential tower with a total of 383 apartments in different price categories. There will also be an underground car park for the city with 573 parking spaces. The name ‘Duet’ refers to the two towers that are connected. A residential tower in green surroundings: Duet will be a vertical city district with a diversity of neighbourhoods.
A contemporary residential tower
With the development of Duet, a unique and sustainable area for living, working and parking is created at the pivotal point between the Waalfront, the railway station area and the city centre of Nijmegen. Duet will be a contemporary residential tower, with lively meeting spaces in a green corridor. This is where living, working, parking and meeting others come together. The new vertical city district will feature a rich diversity of neighbourhoods, one above the other. With a variety of housing types: from luxury penthouses and mid-range apartments to social housing apartments for housing association Portaal, and student housing for SSH&. Due to the height of the building a lot of public and green space can be given back to the city, in the form of the new Hezelplein square, a rooftop park on top of the car park and a wide green corridor.
A new square
Duet and the new Hezelplein square are inseparably connected; they encourage social interaction between residents, local residents and visitors to the city. The new square refers to the old, historical square - where wagons were parked outside the city walls - and forms the new entrance to the city centre. In addition, the square acts as a unifying element between the city centre, the Waalfront, the railway station area and De Biezen. The square will be embraced by a lively plinth, featuring a community ‘living room’, shops, restaurants and the entrances to the homes, parking facilities and bicycle parking.
Partners involved and planning
The Duet plan has been developed in collaboration with Powerhouse Company, De Architekten Cie., Lola Landscape Architects, and STIPO. The first homes are expected to go on sale mid-2024. The entire plan development will take approximately four years.