ROTTERDAM ARCHITECTURE GUIDE

LantarenVenster Film Theatre

Otto Reuchlinweg 996

Álvaro Siza

2009

Theatre, mixed-use

Transit:  Wilhelminaplein Station

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

http://www.lantarenvenster.nl

 

A music venue and film house on the ground floor of the 158-metre residential high-rise showcasing jazz, pop, and singer-songwriters.

The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi)

Museumpark 25

Jo Coenen

2011

Museum

Transit:  Eendrachtsplein Station

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

http://www.nai.nl

 

A museum to examine architecture, urban development and spatial planning the building’s feature is the best preserved examples of the New Movement (NAI Open Model Storage).

Erasmus Bridge

Schiedamsedijk

Ben van Berkel

1996

Bridge

Transit:  Wilhelminaplein Station

Access:  Free

 

Photo by rucativava

 

http://en.rotterdam.info/visitors/places-to-go/architecture/

 

An 89 metre span, this bridge is nicknamed the Swan due to its 139mtre high asymmetrical pylon.

Kunsthal Rotterdam Museum

Westzeedijk 341

Rem Koolhaas

1992

Museum

Transit:  Eendrachtsplein Station or Tram

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

www.kunsthal.nl/en-2-Kunsthal-Rotterdam.html

 

The building is a work of art in itself. A rising ramp runs straight through the building and bridges the height differences between the embankment and the lower-lying park with a second ramp running in the opposite direction.

RDM Campus

Heijplaatsraat 23

PLUS architects

2010

Post-Secondary Institution

Transit: Heijplaat Rdm‎ Ferry

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.rdmcampus.nl/english

 

Formerly the Rotterdam Drydock Company this area has been transformed into the RDM educational institute.  A very good case study of adaptive-reuse where new and existing remain distinct.

Schouwburgplein

Schouwburgplein 1

West 8

1997

Public Square

Transit:  Stadhuis Station

Access:  Free

 

 

Designed for festivals and installations, the flexible use allows the interactive public square to be changed throughout the year and from day to day

Chapel St Mary of the Angels

Nieuwe Crooswijkseweg 123

Mecanoo architecten

2001

Church

Transit:  Crooswijksestraat Tram Station

Access:  Free

 

http://www.begraafplaatslaurentius.nl

 

The gold ceiling is floating like a piece of fabric above the church which is enclosed by curving organic walls.

Grotekerkplein Rotterdam

Atelier Kempe Thill

2009

Grotekerkplein Sqaure

Urban Podium

Transit:  Blaak Station

Access:  Free

 

www.grotekerkplein.nl

 

The 40m structure functions as a small theatre pavilion to revitalize an existing public square.

Cube Housing

Overblaak 70

Piet Blom

1984

Housing

Transit:  Blaak Station

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

www.kubuswoning.nl/introkubuseng.html

 

The design was based on the concept of ‘living as an urban roof’, the hexagon shape represents trees where all together make a forest.

Scheepvaart - Transport College Landmark

Lloydstraat 300

Neutelings Riedijk

2005

Shipping and Transport

Transit:  Coolhaven Station or streetcar

Access:  Limited

 

www.stc-events.nl

 

The Shipping and Transport College building’s form is the shape of the number 1. It is a prominent landmark on the quay embodying transport and shipping on the harbour.

De Brug

Nassaukade 5

JHK Architecten

2005

Headquarters

Transit:  Roentgenstraat Tram Stop

Access:  Limited Access

 

 

The new headquarters was built 26 meters above the old factory, it is 130 meters long and the entire structure was preassembled and transported to its current location by boat.

Wilhelminaplein Subway Station

Wilhelminaplein 50

Zwarts & Jansma Architects

2005

Subway Station

Transit: Wilhelminaplein Station

Access: Open

 

 

Wilhelminaplein subway station opened in 1997.  The new luxurious entrance was then opened in 2005 to connect to the Nieuwe Luxor Theater.  This 135 meter long station is the deepest in the Netherlands.

Cinema Schouwburgplein

Schouwburgplein 22

Koen van Velsen

1995

Cinema

Transit: Stadhuis Station

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.pathe.nl/schouwburgplein/lokatie.asp

 

Built with light transmitting panel and a light steel frame the building form opens up at the ground level to Schouwburgplein Plaza – inside is a continuation of this public space.

Opera O.T.

St. Jobsweg 3

Franz Ziegler

2004

Performance Building

Transit: Coolhaven Station

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.ot-rotterdam.nl

 

Conceptually the idea is clear   ‘a building within a building’.  The existing theatre was to remain clean and uncluttered and a new envelope was introduced to house all the back of house necessities to run a theatre production.

De Kleine Pijler

Spoorweghaven 350

PLUS architects

2008

Elementary School

Transit: Rijnhaven Station

Access: Limited

 

 

 

http://www.obsdepijler.nl

 

This elementary school re-examined the traditional methods of school design.

De Bijenkorf

Coolsingel 105

1956

Retail

Transit: Beurs Station

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.bijenkorf.nl

 

As busy as the beehive the Bijenkorf is named after, this trendy department store always has new products and international brands in fashion, cosmetics, accessories, home decoration, media and travel.

The Red Apple

Inholland

Wijnbrugstraat 346

KCAP and Jan des Bouvrie

2008

Residential, Office and Retail

Transit:  Blaak Station

Access:  Limited, Hours of Operation

 

Photo by William Veerbeek's

 

www.theredapple.nl

 

The most notable feature if the bright red aluminum façade, this complex houses 231 apartments, office space and retail.

 

Posthumalaan 90

Erick van Egeraat

2000

Post Secondary School

Transit: Wilhelminaplein Station

Access: Limited

 

www.inholland.nl/

 

The building form is broken down into distinct volumes which are connected through air-ways and different programs grouped around a large atrium space.  A mix of different glass is the dominant material expressing the open character and maximizing the views inside the building and out..

 

 

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