de rotterdam

de rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. the project began in 1997. the towers are part of the ongoing redevelopment of the old harbour district of wilhelminapier, next to the erasmus bridge, and aim to reinstate the vibrant urban activity – trade, transport, leisure – once familiar to the neighbourhood. de rotterdam is named after one of the ships on the holland america line, which departed from the wilhelminapier in decades past, carrying thousands of europeans emigrating to the us.

gps: 51.90664, 4.48806 / code: nierot0003

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location: rotterdam

architect: oma

completed: 2013

photo: 17/06/04

 

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timmerhuis

for rotterdam’s timmerhuis, a new building for the city hall that accommodates municipal services, offices, and residential units, the architects conceived a modular building with repeated units gradually set back from the street as they rise into two irregular peaks. the building’s composition of smaller cells creates an impressive, complex form and allows for subtlety and adaptability as the new building meets the stadstimmerhuis (a municipal building, from 1953), which surrounds it on two sides.

gps: 51.92267, 4.48164 / code: nierot0001

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location: rotterdam

architect: oma

completed: 2015

photo: 17/06/04

 

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