Market Hall Rotterdam
|Category||Commercial, Public Space|
|Team||MVRDV, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries Marc Joubert, Anet Schurink, Jeroen Zuidgeest and Michele Olcese, Laura Grillo, Ivo van Capelleveen|
|Award||Competition, 1st Prize|
|Description||The arched building located in the centre of Rotterdam, developed by Provast and designed by MVRDV is a hybrid of public market and apartment building. Completion is set for 2014. Total investment is 175 million Euro with a total surface of 100.000 m2.|
At the place where Rotterdam was founded, near the historic Laurens church, the Market Hall will be realized as a new urban typology. The Market Hall is a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking. Fully integrated to enhance and use the synergetic possibilities of the different functions, a public building emerging from housing.
An arch of 228 apartments, of which 102 for rent, will create a large hall which houses 100 market stalls, shops and restaurants, 1200 parking spaces and an underground super market. The apartments will all have a balcony on the outside and a window to the inside of the market. Insulation will prevent any unwanted effects. The 40 meter tall and wide opening of the front and back will be covered with a flexible suspended glass façade, allowing for maximum transparency and a minimum of structure. The interior of the arch will display market produce.
The project with a total of 100.000m2 is set to be completed in 2014 and part of the current regeneration of Rotterdam`s post war centre. Project developer Provast realizes the building,UnibailRodamco invested in the shops and restaurants, whilst Housing Corporation Vesteda will manage the rental apartments, making the building a socially integrated part of the city.