Redevelopment and Extension Post Rotterdam

Redevelopment and Extension Post Rotterdam

Architect
UNStudio
Location
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Project Year
2013
Category
Shops

Hotels

Restaurants

Post Rotterdam

UNStudio as Architects

The design for the redevelopment of Post Rotterdam incorporates an ambitious mixed-use concept devised to respond to and enhance the original qualities of the existing building. Upscale retail facilities, restaurants, cafés and bars are combined with a luxury hotel, which in addition houses conference facilities and offices.


The design for Post Rotterdam incorporates an urban landscape, a vertical foyer, the redesign of the large central hall and the new hotel tower. These combined elements form a design approach which is sensitive to the existing monument’s qualities, while generating a synergetic architectural effect.


The mix of architectural presence and transparency is designed to emphasise and frame the entrance to the building. The post-war roof is replaced with a new glass construction, allowing daylight to penetrate the building and forming a connection between the new hotel tower and the existing monument.


The extension to the shopping street functions as a public platform, offering open spaces with flexible layouts, capable of housing a variety of functions; from exhibitions to performances, concerts and fashion shows.


The programmatic and infrastructural elements create a sustainable development which incorporates a ‘green shopping’ experience and aims to provide a new urban destination for the city centre of Rotterdam.

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