maxwan

MASTERPLAN ROTTERDAM CENTRAL STATION AREA

Supervision and masterplan for the area around Rotterdam Central Station.

MASTERPLAN ROTTERDAM CENTRAL STATION AREA

ROTTERDAM, 2008

Rotterdam is building a new train terminal in the heart of the city. It will provide accommodation for high-speed links to and from Amsterdam, Paris and London, as well as a Randstad-rail connection, new subway station and bus terminal. Over 70 million people are expected to visit the new hub every year.
Maxwan has developed an urban Masterplan for the 20 ha area surrounding the new Central Station. It provides a key to the transformation of an isolated, unattractive business environment into a well connected, lively part of downtown Rotterdam.
The Masterplan stresses the importance of a coherent and well-managed development of a large number of projects within the area. These projects include public space design, design of a new bus terminal and several property developments totaling up to 600.000 m2 of mixed uses. For each project, a set of guidelines is provided that will secure high quality design of the public realm and its buildings.
After completion of the Masterplan, Maxwan was appointed supervisor for the Central Station area.

Credits:
program
Offices, public transport, leisure, retail, Mixone, housing

client
dS+V Rotterdam

country
Netherlands

city
Rotterdam

scale
L

team leader
Martijn Anhalt

partner in charge
Rients Dijkstra, Hiroki Matsuura

team
Jason Hilgefort, Martijn Anhalt, Anna Borzyszkowska, Larraine Henning, Michiel Raats, Darrel Ronald, Kris Schaasberg, Thomas Stellmach


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Central station designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects + MVSA Architects + West 8
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Office building designed by Architekten Cie
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Public space designed by West 8
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