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.
2016 - 2017
Glenn den Besten, Menno Kooistra, Peter van Gelder, Anna Zan