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Rotterdam: The Latest Architecture and News

Erasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo

12:00 - 30 April, 2019
Erasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Area

    9000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Hermes City Plaza / Standard Studio

19:00 - 20 April, 2019
Hermes City Plaza / Standard Studio, © Wouter van der Sar
© Wouter van der Sar

© Wouter van der Sar © Wouter van der Sar © Wouter van der Sar © Wouter van der Sar + 77

Kantoor IMd / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

03:00 - 25 March, 2019
Kantoor IMd / Ector Hoogstad Architecten, © Petra Appelhof
© Petra Appelhof

© Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof + 14

ODA Tapped to Expand Rotterdam's Historic Post Office

15:00 - 31 January, 2019
ODA Tapped to Expand Rotterdam's Historic Post Office, The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie
The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie

ODA New York has been selected to redesign the historic post office of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The iconic Postkantoor has sat vacant for more than a decade, and now the adaptive reuse project aims to bring new life to the city center. Built in 1916, the post office was one of the only original structures still standing after the Rotterdam Blitz aerial bombardment in 1940. The city of Rotterdam hopes to re-energize the neighborhood by activating the site with residential, retail, and hospitality.

The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie The POST. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie + 18

OMA Reveals New Feyenoord Stadium Design in Rotterdam

13:00 - 21 December, 2018
OMA Reveals New Feyenoord Stadium Design in Rotterdam, Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA
Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA

OMA has released images and plans for the new Feyenoord Stadium at the Maas. Feyenoord will set up a new multi sports club for the residents of Rotterdam Zuid, as OMA designed the masterplan after reaching initial city approval in 2016. The 63,000 stadium will rise along the river as the largest football stadium in the Netherlands. The stadium features a perfect bowl shape formed by continuous curved tiers in close proximity to the pitch, and will feature a main concourse with views into the stadium across the Rotterdam skyline.

Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA Feyenoord Stadium. Image Courtesy of OMA + 24

Open Call Spring School 'Borders are for Crossing'

15:29 - 17 December, 2018
Open Call Spring School 'Borders are for Crossing'

OPEN CALL - SPRING SCHOOL
‘Borders are for Crossing’
18—25 March, 2019

Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it

09:30 - 5 December, 2018
Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it, © Roman Mensing
© Roman Mensing

On a small strip of land between the Emscher River and the Rhine Herne Canal in Germany sits a rest stop whose colorful appearance belies its radical purpose. The structure’s artful design consists of pipes leading from two toilets and the Emscher (the most polluted river in Germany) that converge at a small community garden and drinking fountain. The garden is, in fact, a manmade wetland that collects, treats, and cleans the effluence from the toilets and river—making it drinkable.

MAD Architects Design Panoramic Viewpoint for Historic Warehouse in Rotterdam

09:30 - 23 November, 2018
MAD Architects Design Panoramic Viewpoint for Historic Warehouse in Rotterdam, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

MAD Architects has unveiled images of their proposed panoramic viewpoint for the Fenix Warehouse in Rotterdam, commissioned by the Droom en Daad Foundation. The scheme represents MAD’s first public cultural project in Europe, which sees them tasked with uncovering the forgotten history of what was once one of the biggest warehouses in the world.

The viewpoint is to form part of a restoration project of the historic warehouse itself, to be led by Rotterdam-based Bureau Polderman. The scheme is situated on the site of one of the oldest Chinatowns in Europe, on the southern banks of the port of Rotterdam.

Pure Ruben / Ard de Vries Architecten

08:00 - 16 October, 2018
Pure Ruben / Ard de Vries Architecten, © Kim Zwarts
© Kim Zwarts

© Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boijmans van Beuningen , Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Ard de Vries
  • Client

    Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

7 Architecture Films to Watch from the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

05:00 - 12 October, 2018
7 Architecture Films to Watch from the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

In recent years, architecture film festivals have erupted around the globe providing critics, theorists, and all architectural thinkers with an additional median for architectural expression and discussion. The symbiotic relationship between architecture and film stems from architecture’s effect on its built environment and its determined social/cultural impact.

As the international audience grows and new genres emerge, architecture film festivals have come to encompass more than just the film’s initial viewing; programs, lectures, and discussions are organized, enhancing the intellectual impact of the viewing material. Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) is celebrating its tenth edition this October by exploring the concept of “building happiness” in an age when we seek to build a more sustainable world - a challenge for both historic and contemporary design.

The Top 10 Inspirational Design Cities of 2018, As Revealed by Metropolis Magazine

06:00 - 31 August, 2018
The Top 10 Inspirational Design Cities of 2018, As Revealed by Metropolis Magazine, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde. ImageStudio Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower
Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde. ImageStudio Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower

In Metropolis Magazine's latest - and last - installment in their annual design cities review, the focus is not on output or culture but on cities themselves as the point of inspiration. For the designers surveyed, these were the cities that made their hearts beat a little faster; the ones that remained in their minds and wormed their way into their work.

10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb

14:00 - 8 August, 2018
10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb, La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera
La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera

ArchDaily and Airbnb were both founded in 2008, but for two very different reasons. Since then, ArchDaily has amassed a vast database of tens of thousands of buildings, located in cities and countries all around the world. Meanwhile, Airbnb has revolutionized the way in which we explore these countries, and use these buildings, even if just for one night.

While architecture lovers have occasionally been offered very limited experiences through Airbnb, such as a one-night stay on the Great Wall of China, or an architectural tour of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium courtesy of Kengo Kuma, it transpires that Airbnb’s listings contain some notable architectural gems available for regular booking.

Kubuswoningen / Piet Blom. Image © Dirk Verwoerd Ex of In House / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Paul Warchol Sky Pods / Natura Vive. Image © Airbnb VillaLóla / ARKÍS architects. Image © ARKÍS architects + 52

Club House Varkenoord / NL Architects

03:00 - 31 July, 2018
Club House Varkenoord / NL Architects, © Sebastian van Damme
© Sebastian van Damme

© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme + 71

  • Architects

  • Location

    Olympiaweg 74-76, 3078 HT Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • NL Architects

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team

    Arne van Wees, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Gert Jan Machiels, Dex Weel, José Ramón Vives, Laura Riaño Lopez, Alexander Hofmeier
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context

08:00 - 14 July, 2018
New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context, Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects

A new public pavilion from MoedersheimMoonen Architects is set to be built in the old 'Leuvehaven' port in Rotterdam. Located near the Erasmus Bridge, the pavilion intends to bring new life to the historic port of Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam is also set to invest in a bustling residential climate, with this new pavilion housing multiple programs that will contribute to a "lively" and "greener" Maritime District.

The building will replace three existing pavilions, providing a new perspective for visitors to the Leuvehaven. Much of the structure and foundation from the existing buildings are reused in the new design, promoting sustainability, honoring the present conditions of the site, and bringing high-tech design elements to the historical context.

The various programs for the Pavilion will include "the Port Information Point of the Port of Rotterdam, two publicly accessible workshops from the Maritime Museum Rotterdam and two catering establishments with terraces by the water," with the surrounding exteriors space also to be renewed in phases.

Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects + 11

OMA Releases Updated Images for Feyenoord City Masterplan

12:00 - 9 July, 2018
OMA Releases Updated Images for Feyenoord City Masterplan, © OMA
© OMA

OMA has released updated images of their Feyenoord City masterplan after reaching initial city approval in 2016. Developed for the Feyenoord football club in Rotterdam, the project comprises a mixed-use district and a new 63,000 seat stadium along the River Maas.

House 1 / Namelok

02:00 - 11 June, 2018
© Christian van der Kooy
© Christian van der Kooy

© Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Wiegert Ambagts, Kaj van Boheemen
  • Execution

    Damsteegt
  • Construction Management

    IBZ
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Barcode Architects Brings New Triangular Residential Tower to Rotterdam's Skyline

08:00 - 6 April, 2018
Courtesy of Barcode Architects
Courtesy of Barcode Architects

Rotterdam-based Barcode Architects have designed a new 110-meter-tall triangular shaped residential tower to become an icon in the city’s skyline. The tower, which has been named CasaNova, features a large plinth and a building base which tapers down four stories to meet the ground with a sharp angular form.

MVRDV Wins Competition for Dual Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam

14:20 - 21 February, 2018
MVRDV Wins Competition for Dual Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam, View of towers. Image © Mozses
View of towers. Image © Mozses

MVRDV has revealed the design of Weenapoint, a new mixed-use development for the firm’s home city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Located in the Rotterdam Central District adjacent to Rotterdam Central Station, the 50,000-square-meter scheme will add to the recent transformation of the Weenapoint complex led by developer Maarsen Groep. The third and final phase of the master plan, MVRDV’s proposal will add 17,000 square meters of office space, a life-filled commercial plinth and up to 300 residential units.

View of the plinth. Image © Mozses View from street. Image © MVRDV Corner view. Image © Mozses Night view. Image © MVRDV + 7