Vertical neighborhoods in Rotterdam – an architectural answer to the doughnut economy.

​​The challenge: bring life into the Rivium area on the outskirts of Rotterdam and transform the currently desolate stretch of built landscape into a mixed use area.

The first stage is to densify Rivium, with a new student kick-starter tower. It will enliven Rivium with a multi-layered program that varies from leisure destinations, such as cinema, sport clubs, express services and cafes to incubators and co-working hubs.

The elevators and staircases are part of the construction and most importantly they give freedom of use to stack different housing typologies and minimize internal circulation.

Year
2016 - 2017
Function
mixed-use
Location
Rotterdam, NL
Current status
completed
Client
Het Transformatiefonds
Team
Glenn den Besten, Menno Kooistra, Peter van Gelder, Anna Zan
Collaborators
ARUP, MISS3
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