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Campus Hoogvliet en Rotterdam / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Lengweg 
3192 BM, Rotterdam
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  • Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Joris van den Hoogen, Jos Beekhuijzen
  • Collaborators: Mai Henriksen, Jochem Homminga, Joost Korver, Marie Morin, Julius Klatte, Sjoerd Wilbers, Benine Dekker, Anne-Marie Diederich
  • Consultants: ABT BV, Wetering Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV
  • Client: Woonbron
  • Area: 41100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter, Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Campus Hoogvliet is a new educational and cultural area located on the southern edge of Rotterdam composed of six buildings encompassing two vocational schools, an art studio, sports building, lyceum, restaurant, retail, and housing facilities. 

Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Each building has an outdoor patio linking the campus’ public space with each building’s private interior. Each of these patios is enclosed by a translucent glass ‘fence’ equal in height to the façades of the ground floor, and each fence contains a ‘gate’ allowing access to the patio from the main public space. 

© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

A number of mature green areas surrounding the site have been incorporated into the landscaping, while in contrast each patio will be planted with red Japanese Maple trees. 

© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

The project’s site is bounded by infrastructure, and a nearby metro stop ensures the campus is easily accessed by all transportation types. As the vast majority of the campus’ users will not approach by car, the campus is car-free, with parking facilities located in the plinth of the sports building, with bike storage located on the patios.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:Katerina Gordon. "Campus Hoogvliet en Rotterdam / Wiel Arets Architects" 29 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>