NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje, nieuw-crooswijk rotterdam
NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje, nieuw-crooswijk rotterdam NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje, nieuw-crooswijk rotterdam
dec 06, 2013

NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje, nieuw-crooswijk rotterdam

NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje at nieuw-crooswijk rotterdam
image @ luuk kramer
all images courtesy of NL architects




located in the center of rotterdam near kralingse bos, NL architects cantilevers bo5 kuifje to the north, toward the boezemlaan canal. the residential tower is part of a series of seven designs for nieuw crooswijk that all emphasize outdoor space with both functional and sculptural quality. in this design, the first 10 stories are aligned with their neighbors, but the top five floors are deformed. the highest floors lean forward, piercing through the building line, creating a distinct silhouette. a kind of super sized cornice comes into being. this stepping back allows maximum sunlight into the apartments – two per floor. below the shifted plan, each level features a loggia facing south west. by terracing the penthouses, they all feature an additional full-width balcony that offers a sensational view over the skyline of rotterdam.



the penthouse apartments cantilever to the north
image @ luuk kramer



each of the shifted apartments has its own balcony
image @ luuk kramer



the deformed silhouette adds distinction to the neighborhood
image @ luuk kramer



terraced upper apartments make B05 fit the scale of the adjacent block
image @ luuk kramer



inside an apartment at B05 kuifje rotterdam
image @ luuk kramer



NL architects cantilevers B05 kuifje toward the canal
image @ luuk kramer


project info:

project name: b05, “kuifje”
location: boezemlaan, nieuw crooswijk, rotterdam
client: OCNC, woonstad rotterdam, proper-stok groep, era contour
architect: nl architects: 
pieter bannenberg, walter van dijk, kamiel klaasse
project architect: sarah möller
collaborators: thijs van bijsterveldt, wim sjerps, stefan schülecke, florent le corre, gerbrand van oostveen, gen yamamoto
structural engineering and working drawings: adviesbureau voor bouwtechniek (ABT)
contractor: ERA contour
program: housing (28 units), retail space, total: 3.600 m2
process: design: 2008, start construction: 2010, completion: 2013

  • Just for your information:
    “Kuifje” refers to “Tintin” and in dutch it means”quiff”, “small quiff” more exactly.

    Pef says:

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