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Market Hall Rotterdam

CategoryCommercial, Public Space
TeamMVRDV, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries Marc Joubert, Anet Schurink, Jeroen Zuidgeest and Michele Olcese, Laura Grillo, Ivo van Capelleveen
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
AwardCompetition, 1st Prize
DescriptionThe 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.
Start date2014
StatusUnder Construction
Area Units.q.m.
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