construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam
nov 19, 2009

construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam

construction begins on MVRDV’s market hall in rotterdam all images courtesy MVRDV architects





at the place where rotterdam was founded, near the historic laurens church, a new market hall will be realized by MVRDV architects. 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, will create a large hall which houses 100 market stalls, shops and restaurants, 1200 parking spaces and an underground supermarket.  each apartment will 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 100.000 m2 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, unibail rodamco invested in the shops and restaurants whilst housing corporation vesteda will manage the rental apartments.

  • I live above a market and can’t personally recommend it.but should keep the eco crusaders happy, as long as theres garage space for their suv’s..

    Kim Jong Il says:
  • great! i think that´s one of the best MVRDV projects ever but I am a bit sceptic about the results …

    Mochi says:
  • just incredible!! but how does it cost?

    SAMPI says:
  • Bleeeeeh, lelijk!

    Jasper says:
  • horrible…

    jic says:
  • i like the concept, but not the looks… 🙁

    te says:
  • so if i open my window will it smell like my fridge??…

    pacman says:
  • se pierde mucho espacio y no se ve tan bien.

    ana salazar says:
  • loove it, mooi

    blanco says:
  • I like nonsenses

    p. says:
  • Cool concept, but not sure about the giant fruit?!

    Ralph says:
  • contemporary build-design (non architecture) don’t worry about usefulness or any other things connected with humanity… nobody worry about anybody this is contemporary world. so you can live in the market, on the market, over the murket, under the market – doesn’t metter…. it is just fun for them, who design….

    farhad says:
  • Just awful. I used to go to the open market there all the time when i lived in Rdam. The building is hideous, a bizarre scale for location and also who wants an apartment where there’s some guy yelling “een euro, een euro!!!!” outside your window?

    vanS says:
  • IT’s an good concept.

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