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Little C Architecture - Rotterdam, NL

The Coolhaven waterfront area will be an urban stepping stone in the city of Rotterdam. A mix of housing, offices, commercial and retail spaces is being built as a grid within a fine urban fabric.

The concept of this urban neighbourhood is to provide an ensemble of relatively small buildings that intuitively relates to the human scale. To anchor the site in the city, existing pedestrian and cycling routes will be incorporated and the alignments of adjacent streets are respected. The interface between public and private space will be made soft and gradual by way of porches, balconies and relief in architecture.

This new urban area is a hybrid between a super-dense city block, a campus, and a village.

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Project data

NameLittle C Architecture - Rotterdam, NL
PlaceRotterdam, The Netherlands
Area30.000 m² (including waterfront park)
Year2021
Statuscompetition 1st prize; built, ongoing
ClientERA Contour, JP van Eesteren
Collaborationsstructure; Goudstikker de Vries
M&E and building physics; Nieman raadgevend ingenieurs
contractor; ERA Contour, JP van Eesteren
Design collaborationsurbanism and landscape; Juurlink [+] Geluk
architecture and architectural engineering; INBO
steel design; Ruud-Jan Kokke
Design teamJaakko van 't Spijker, Paul van den Bergh, Julio Gil Farina, Jesse Wijnen, Guillem Colomer, Roxana Aron, Joop Steenkamp, Ilse Janmaat, Gabriel Peña, Vania Citraro
PhotographyAnnet Delfgaauw, Ossip van Duivenbode, René de Wit, Juurlink [+] Geluk
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