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Kraton 230 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Mei architects and planners

The new headquarters of regional radio and television station RTV Rijnmond is phase 4a in the redevelopment of the Schiecentrale on Lloydstraat in Rotterdam. The building, which houses not only RTV Rijnmond but also other firms, forms the heart of the audio-visual sector in Rotterdam along with Schiecentrale, the 25kV building, STROOM hotel and restaurant, and the new building of phase 4b.

Image Courtesy © Mei architects and planners

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: Kraton 230
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Rotterdam City Development Corporation Rotterdam
  • Construction cost: € 10,000,000
  • Programme: 10,000 m2
  • Completion: 2007

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Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands by mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: mei architects and planners 

In the summer of 2013 Mei architects and planners won the architect selection procedure for the design of the new volume and the redevelopment of the Fenix I warehouse..

The Fenix warehouses, located opposite Hotel New York and the Rijnhaven Bridge, were built in 1922 in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. Previously called the San Francisco warehouse, the structure has two levels with floor heights of six metres, and was originally 360 metres in length.

Image Courtesy © Mei & WAX

  • Architects: mei architects and planners
  • Project: Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse
  • Location: Veerlaan / Rijnhaven Rotterdam NL
  • Photography:  Mei & WAX
  • Client: Heijmans Vastgoed
  • Team Mei architects and planners: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Michiel van Loon, Robert Platje, Roy Wijte, Riemer Postma, Ruben Aalbersberg, Kasia Domachowska, Adriaan Smidt, Rutger Kuipers, Rob reintjes, Danijel Gavranovic, King Chaichana, Johan van Es
  • Area: 8.500 m2 commercial, cultural & culinary / ca. 9.000 m2 parking / ca. 23.000 m2 loft apartments

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De Bank in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

KAAN Architecten has moved to a new office, marking a page-turn for the expanding architectural practice. The new location is in the heart of Rotterdam, situated along the Maas river, just a few meters from the iconic Erasmus bridge and the firm’s awardwinning project Education Center at Erasmus Medical Center University. The project has transformed 1.400 sqm of the former premises of De Nederlandsche Bank into KAAN’s new open-space headquarters, which encompasses more than 80 workspaces.

Image Courtesy © Simone Bossi

Image Courtesy © Simone Bossi

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: De Bank
  • Location: Boompjes 255, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Simone Bossi and Casper Rila
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and Rhinoceros
  • Project team: Beatrice Bagnara, Dennis Bruijn, Marten Dashorst, Luuk Dietz, Giuseppe Mazzaglia
  • Contractor: Pleijsier Bouw
  • Construction advisor: Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Water + Electrical installations: Van Panhuis
  • GFA: 1.400 sqm
  • Design phase: February – March 2016
  • Construction phase: April – September 2016

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De Gouverneur in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Architectuur MAKEN

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Architectuur MAKEN

Though Rotterdam – with its high-rise and modern developments – feels like a pretty dense city, there are still empty plots in the city center. These are the result of the ambitious post-war plans in between old houses. The gaps in between old and new are often left open, which are potential locations for small buildings. The local-government stimulates initiatives for such small scale projects. We started to bike around the city to find a plot in our favorite neighborhood and we took a close look to possible locations and the regulations that comply. About 2 years ago [sept 2014] we laid eyes on this very location, and we contacted the local-government with an email questioning: can we build here? Followed by a reply: Yes, please! The contractor started building in March 2016 and finished in July 2016.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Architectuur MAKEN (Ferry in ‘t Veld)
  • Project: De Gouverneur
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode

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The Rotterdam Suite in The Netherlands by 123DV

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 123DV 

What would you expect, when entering a 250 m2 loft at De Rotterdam, the biggest building of The Netherlands, (designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas), at the height of 143 meters, on the 43rd floor? Rotterdam seen from the air shows the omnipresence of water flowing through the city centre. The 25 meter total glass façade stretching from floor to ceiling, offers you a view of the Maas river, flowing through the city towards the Rotterdam harbour. You will look down upon the Erasmus Bridge (designed by UN Studio), the Markthal (designed by MVRDV), the city centre, Delft and on a clear day even The Hague is part of the view.

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

  • Architects: 123DV
  • Project: The Rotterdam Suite
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hannah Anthonysz
  • Design Team: Samaneh Rezvani, Liong Lie, Silke Roerig, Rajiv Sewtahal, Jasper Polak
  • Completion: 2015

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Dreamhouse in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

With Dreamhouse, the new life that lies dormant in the old Modernism of the Lijnbaan has been extrapolated. A new Modernism, with a variegation of volumes and nuances of colour and light, seems to have been the right catalyst to reawaken the Lijnbaan’s élan.

The skilfully renovated building, housing jewellers Schaap en Citroen and fashion retailer COS on the corner of Karel Doormanstraat and Kruiskade, is the result of a well-balanced design that is based on both past intentions and present ambitions. Optimistic investment has brought about sparkle where decline had become apparent. Within a strategy of sustainable renewal, closed off facades and shop fronts have been reopened with architectural ingenuity.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten
  • Project: Dreamhouse
  • Location: Karel Doormanstraat 278, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Frank Hartwijk and Sebastian van Damme
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros
  • Client: Manhave Kruiskade B.V.
  • Project Team: Luca Baialardo, Timo Cardol, Aksel Coruh, Luuk Dietz, Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Antonia Rief
  • GFA: 1.050sqm
  • Design: 2009
  • Completion: May 2013

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Nidera in Rotterdam, Netherland by Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV

At the 5th floor of the new skyscraper ‘De Rotterdam’, Fokkema & Partners designed a new office for the international trade company Nidera. The interior celebrates the scale and character of the building, but above all it identifies with the characteristics of the company, where ‘bold’ and ‘corporate’ meet.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

  • Architects: Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV
  • Project: Nidera
  • Location: Wilhelminakade 177, 3072 AP Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Horizon Photoworks
  • Architect Exterior O.M.A.
  • Client: Nidera
  • Size: 4.500 m2
  • Start Date: January 2015
  • Completion Date: November 2015

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MVRDV House in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

MVRDV has moved into the MVRDV House, their new offices in central Rotterdam, marking a new chapter for the expanding architectural practice. The new location, in the iconic post-war monument Het Industriegebouw, is situated in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre and is moments away from the firm’s Markthal. The new office houses MVRDV’s now 140 Rotterdam-based staff members and offer new facilities which represent their DNA and social focus.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: MVRDV House
  • Location: Achterklooster 7, 3011 RA Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode

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The Stairs, a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

From mid-May to mid-June, Rotterdam is set to host a temporary new eye-catcher: a giant staircase with 180 steps leading from Stationsplein, outside Rotterdam Central Station’s entrance, to the top of the Groot Handelsgebouw, an iconic building in the city’s history. The scaffolding system is a nod to 75 years of rebuilding the city, which is celebrated this year with the cultural event ‘Rotterdam celebrates the city!’. The Stairs will be officially opened on 16th Mayby Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and will remain open until 12th June. Everyone is welcome to visit from 10:00 to 22:00. Admission is free.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Stairs, a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city
  • Location: Rotterdam City in Netherlands
  • Photography: Antonio Luca Coco, Frank van Dam/MVRDV and Ossip van Duivenbode

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Wine shop in Rotterdam, Netherlands by studio AAAN

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: studio AAAN

Rotterdam based Studio AAAN has had the fortune to combine architecture and wine in their design for the new wine shop ‘Wijn aan de Kade’. It is located in a 1896 monumental premises along the Admiraliteitskade in the centre of Rotterdam. The four storey shop has been transformed into a long, modern and warmly finished space clad with laser engraved oak panels.

Image Courtesy © studio AAAN

Image Courtesy © studio AAAN

  • Architects: studio AAAN
  • Project: Wine shop
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Sebastian van Damme, Adriaan van der Ploeg
  • Client: Bruderer Property b.v. / Abbema Wines
  • Contractor: Woodwave
  • Lasercutting: NOV’82

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