In the center of the city, next to Rotterdam University and the Erasmus Medical Center, a unique neighborhood for living and working is taking shape Coolhaven Waterfront! This characteristic location is just large enough to develop an identity of its own, but firmly rooted in the historical style and class of Rotterdam. Coolhaven marries an intimate inner area with a green park area right at the waters edge.
Youll be amazed at the combination of Coolhavens small-scale with the abundance of street-level stimuli. Its park right on the water, unprecedented for Rotterdam, lends itself perfectly for sports events, a food market or outdoor theater. In the intimate inner area youll marvel at the high quality of the public space and buildings, the variety in approaches to living and working, and unexpected new work and hospitality concepts.
Coolhaven offers the carefree feeling of a village, right in the middle of Rotterdam. Its effortless combination of soft public space, its pleasant and small-scale setting, and its distinctive utilities make it an exceptional neighborhood. Its a wonderful place to live and work and watching the cargo ships pass by.
The real Rotterdam
Home to a diverse mix-young and old, start-ups and traditional market players its this fusion between different walks of life that makes Coolhaven Waterfront what it is and gives it its own energy. This maverick spirit teamed with the buildings that mimic typical buildings in the area give Coolhaven its authentic Rotterdam appeal.
|Name||Coolhaven Waterfront - Rotterdam, NL|
|Place||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Area||1 ha; 45.000 m2 with 350 dwellings, 7.000 m2 offices, 250 parking spaces, leisure and retail|
|Status||2014-ongoing, under construction|
|Client||ERAcontour - JP van Eesteren|
|Collaborations||Juurlink & Geluk, INBO, Goudstikker de Vries structural engineers, Nieman M& E consultancy; dlvs|
|Design team||Jaakko van 't Spijker, Paul van den Bergh, Julio Gil Farina, Jesse Wijnen, Roxana Aron, Joop Steenkamp, Ilse Janmaat, Gabriel Peña, Guillem Colomer, Vania Citraro|