Coolhaven Urban Campus
Type: Invited master plan competition, 1st prize
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Era Countour JP van Eesteren TBI Ooms Parc Makelaars Rotterdam Hoboken
Partners: Waterpas infrastructural engineers
Program/Size: 60.000 - 80.000 m2 mixed use development
Status: In progress
Website: www.coolhaven.nl

The Coolhaven waterfront area is a potential urban stepping stone in the city of Rotterdam. A programmatic mix of housing, higher education and medical commercial spaces is planned to take place on this rare open space in the center area of Rotterdam. The proposed development of the urban campus is based on the systematic development of a fine grain of buildings with a small scale that relates logically to the human scale. The programmatic and public space connections with the surrounding urban quarters will be optimized. The interface between public and private space will be made soft and gradual by way of porches, balconies and relief in architecture.