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Rotterdam

Exhibition: The Other Architect

12:32 - 18 July, 2017
Exhibition: The Other Architect , Collage, The Other Architect, 2015 © Christian Lange
Collage, The Other Architect, 2015 © Christian Lange

In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The Other Architect, an exhibition of architects who expanded their role in society to shape the contemporary cultural agenda without the intervention of built form. It showcases architecture’s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time, featuring 22 case studies, dating from the 1960s to the present day, that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups invented and adopted new methods outside of traditional design practices. The Other Architect is a touring exhibition organized by the CCA and will be on view in Rotterdam from 8

MVRDV Wins Competition for Bay-Window-Inspired Mixed-Use Towers in Rotterdam

10:05 - 12 July, 2017
MVRDV Wins Competition for Bay-Window-Inspired Mixed-Use Towers in Rotterdam, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has been selected as the winner of a competition for The Sax, a 51-story mixed-use tower in Rotterdam’s Wilhelminapier port development. The building will add a total of 82,000 square meters (882,000 square feet) of residences, retail spaces and commercial facilities across two towers, the Philadelphia & the Havana, connected halfway up by a bridge containing a 150-room hotel.

Located on the south side of Wilhelminapier, the Sax will become one of the last residential buildings to rise within a new development on the historic harbor, one of the city’s most popular areas. The building’s recognizable pixelated silhouette and waterfront siting will give the building an immediate presence on the Rotterdam skyline, recently coined the “Manhattan On the Maas.”

© MVRDV © WAX Architectural Visualisations © WAX Architectural Visualisations © MVRDV +5

Old Scuola Rotterdam HQ / Instability We Trust

15:00 - 7 July, 2017
Old Scuola Rotterdam HQ / Instability We Trust, © Pim Top
© Pim Top

© Pim Top © Pim Top © Pim Top © Pim Top +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Goudsesingel 70, 3011 KD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Chantal Schoenmakers, Bastiaan Kalmeyer
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

V8 Architects to Expand Renzo Piano's Tilted KPN Tower in Rotterdam

12:00 - 1 July, 2017
V8 Architects to Expand Renzo Piano's Tilted KPN Tower in Rotterdam, © V8 Architects
© V8 Architects

A year ago, Dutch telecom company KPN announced the move from its former headquarters in The Hague, to the famously leaning tower designed by Renzo Piano, at the foot of Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge. Completed in 2000, the tower is now set to undergo extensive renovation and expansion as part of the company’s relocation, to be headed by local firm V8 Architects with the intention of creating a new distinctive entry of the Wilhelminapier.

Piano himself was consulted in the design process, with the final proposal receiving his approval. "As a Rotterdam office, we are proud to have been asked to bring this characteristic building—and the first tower on the Wilhelminapier—to new life," said Michiel Raaphorst of V8." And we are honored our intervention is welcomed by Renzo Piano."

Rotterdam's Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower

06:00 - 26 June, 2017
Rotterdam's Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower, Courtesy of V8 Architects
Courtesy of V8 Architects

Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, V8 Architects’ 150-meter tower that upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower. Located in the Baan quarter, the design aims to integrate itself within the post-war urban fabric of the district and embody Rotterdam’s historical double layered characteristics – that of the low rise and the skyline.

Courtesy of V8 Architects Courtesy of V8 Architects Courtesy of V8 Architects Courtesy of V8 Architects +26

Groos Rotterdam / MVRDV

11:00 - 5 June, 2017
Groos Rotterdam / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Elien Deceuninck, William de Ronde and Jun Xiang Zhang
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

What Is It Like to Work at MVRDV? A Video Tour with #donotsettle

09:30 - 1 June, 2017

#donotsettle is an online video project created by Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost about architecture and the way it is perceived by its users. Having published a number of videos on ArchDaily over the past two years, Pramoto and Provoost are now launching an exclusive column, “#donotsettle extra,” which will accompany some of their #donotsettle videos with in-depth textual analysis of the buildings they visit.

“The office has an easy-going mood and relaxing atmosphere. That’s why we call it The House,” says Jacob van Rijs, one of MVRDV's founders, when he brought #donotsettle into his office.

For architecture, an industry that is famous for long workdays, the office can potentially be a stressful environment. Van Rijs explains how the office could have a significant impact upon people's psychology, as they spend a large part of their life there. The MVRDV House has broken the rigid office typology, and made it more entertaining.

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost +13

OMA's Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of Rotterdam

05:30 - 12 May, 2017
OMA's Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of Rotterdam, © OMA
© OMA

A large-scale masterplan for Feyenoord (or Feijenoord), a suburb-city of the Dutch city of Rotterdam, has been approved by Rotterdam City Council. The successful concept design from OMA, led by Partner David Gianotten, incorporates a historically-important football stadium—for the nationally significant Feyenoord football club—which "no longer fulfills modern demands." Aligned with the football club's "expanding ambitions" both in the Dutch and European football leagues, this proposal is the latest in a string of plans to expand, but the only one to have been accepted.

© OMA © OMA © OMA © OMA +10

Feyenoord Receives Green Light for New Football Training Complex in Rotterdam

07:00 - 2 April, 2017
Feyenoord Receives Green Light for New Football Training Complex in Rotterdam, © MoederscheimMoonen Architects
© MoederscheimMoonen Architects

MoederscheimMoonen Architects has been given the go-ahead for construction of a new training complex for Rotterdam’s leading football club, Feyenoord. Located in the new Stadionpark district, the grounds of the new complex will occupy a relatively secluded site within the larger sports, housing, and retail master plan—which will include OMA’s new stadium—allowing the technical staff and football team to work in train in privacy from the start of the 2018-2019 season.

© MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects +9

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Reflective Public Art Depot in Rotterdam

06:00 - 20 March, 2017
MVRDV Breaks Ground on Reflective Public Art Depot in Rotterdam, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV’s public Art Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen has broken ground on the northern edge of Rotterdam’s Museumpark in the heart of the city’s cultural campus. The 15,000-square-meter reflective vessel will store the esteemed collection of over 70,000 art and design objects, adding a new cultural landmark to join the nearby Kunsthal, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Chabot Museum and Sonneveld House.

Officially breaking ground this past Friday, the BREEAM Excellent-planned “Collection Building” will combine restoration facilities, exhibition spaces, offices, logistics, a bar, restaurant, public roof terrace and private collectors facilities alongside a specially commissioned atrium that will allow visitors to experience 90% of the collection, including artworks in storage.

Matryoshka House / Shift Architecture Urbanism

03:00 - 17 March, 2017
Matryoshka House / Shift Architecture Urbanism, © NoortjeKnulst
© NoortjeKnulst

© NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst +17

Casa Kwantes / MVRDV

09:30 - 13 March, 2017
Casa Kwantes / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Frans de Witte, Herman Gaarman, Arjen Ketting and Brygida Zawadzka
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

skinnySCAR / Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

05:00 - 20 February, 2017
skinnySCAR / Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman, Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman
Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman +37

De Bank / KAAN Architecten

02:00 - 6 January, 2017
De Bank / KAAN Architecten, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boompjes 255, 3011 XZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Polak Building / Paul de Ruiter Architects

03:00 - 2 January, 2017
Polak Building / Paul de Ruiter Architects, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +21

The Dream Factory / Studio Roosegaarde

13:00 - 19 December, 2016
The Dream Factory / Studio Roosegaarde, © Willem de Kam
© Willem de Kam

© Willem de Kam © Willem de Kam © Willem de Kam © Willem de Kam +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Daan Roosegaarde
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

OMA’s Masterplan for Feyenoord City in Rotterdam Approved

10:02 - 30 November, 2016
OMA’s Masterplan for Feyenoord City in Rotterdam Approved , View from Water. Image © OMA
View from Water. Image © OMA

OMA has released images of their masterplan for Feyenoord City, Rotterdam, after the plan was approved by city’s mayor and alderman. Developed for the Feyenoord football club, the project will consist of a redeveloped mixed-use district centered around a new 63,000 seat stadium for the team located along the Maas River.

Feyenoord City Bird's-Eye View. Image © OMA Feyenoord City Bird's-Eye View. Image © OMA View - Kuip North. Image © OMA Stadium - Varkenoordseviaduct. Image © OMA +9

Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016

06:00 - 9 November, 2016
Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016, © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

Molenaar & Co architecten (Rotterdam), Hebly Theunissen architecten (Delft), and landscape architect Michael van Gessel (Amsterdam) have won the 2016 World Monuments Fund/ Knoll Modernism Prize for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Originally designed by Michiel Brinkman in 1919-1921 and completed in 1922, the Justus van Effen complex is a strong example of the ideals embodied in the modern movement, particularly with its use of an elevated “street” as a means of facilitating social cohesion, which became very influential for subsequent generations of designers. 

© Healy Theunissen architecten © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij +13