Campus Hoogvliet is a new educational and cultural center located on the southern edge of Rotterdam. It is composed of six buildings encompassing two vocational schools, an art studio, sports building, lyceum, restaurant, retail, and housing facilities. Each building has an outdoor terrace that links the campus’ public space with each building’s private interior. Each of these terraces is enclosed by a translucent glass ‘fence’ equal in height to the ground floor façades, and each of these fences contain a ‘gate’ allowing access to the terrace from the main public space. A number of mature green areas surrounding the site have been incorporated into the landscaping, while in contrast each terrace will be planted with red Japanese Maple trees. This project’s site is bounded by infrastructure, and as such a nearby metro will contribute to its pedestrian permeability. As the vast majority of the campus’ users will not approach by car, the campus is car-free, with parking facilities located in the plinth of the sports building, and bike storage located on each terrace.
3192 BM Rotterdam
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Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Joris van den Hoogen, Jos Beekhuijzen, Mai Henriksen
Jochem Homminga, Joost Korver, Marie Morin, Julius Klatte, Olivier Brinckman, Sjoerd Wilbers, Raymond van Sabben, Benine Dekker, Maron Vondeling, Anne-Marie Diderich
ABT BV, Wetering Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV