SUPERVISION AND MASTERPLAN FOR THE AREA AROUND ROTTERDAM CENTRAL STATION.
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.
Offices, public transport, leisure, retail, Mixone, housing
partner in charge
Rients Dijkstra, Hiroki Matsuura
Jason Hilgefort, Martijn Anhalt, Anna Borzyszkowska, Larraine Henning, Michiel Raats, Darrel Ronald, Kris Schaasberg, Thomas Stellmach
DELTAMETROPOOL – jan '02
Conceptual planning and strategic advice concerning the new concept of The Delta Metropole ( the urban conglomeration formerly called 'Randstad', 2800 km2, 6.6 million inhabitants).
LONDON – jan '09
Urban Master plan and supervision for a new town of 11'000 houses at the river Thames in London
UTRECHT – jan '94
Urban Master Plan for a New Town of 30'000 houses strongly related to the City of Utrecht
LEIDEN – dec '10
Transformation of the area around Leiden Central Station
THE HAGUE – jan '10
Regeneration of a former industrial area and a park
MOSCOW – jan '06
A New Town for 320'000 residents South-West of Moscow