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.

construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam

construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam

construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam

construction begins on MVRDV's market hall in rotterdam

  • IT’s an good concept.

    Thanks,
    Portable Storage,
    http://www.moveablecubicle.com

    Portable Storage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cool concept, but not sure about the giant fruit?!

    Ralph
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