October 22, 2012
A distance in time of fourteen years separates the first design and the latest of the De Rotterdam building. It involves a multipurpose complex located in Wilhelminapier, the wharf which aims to act as a counterpart, on the other side of the River Meuse, to downtown Rotterdam.
The project maintains the bulk of the functions originally foreseen, even though public initiative has withdrawn from the project, and as a result, the cultural uses have disappeared from the programme. The groundbreaking in late 2009 offers an optimistic vision of how to make the most of the downturn. According to the authors, the decrease in building costs has allowed them to take on a project which eleven years ago was unachievable.
The photos show the works on the building in August 2012.
Photos taken by Javier Mozas, available under request.
Rotterdam. The Netherlands
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