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Red Apple, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Wednesday 30 Jan 2008
 
Mixing it on the Maas 
 
 
 
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KCAP's waterfront residential complex 

The Wijnhaven Island (‘Wine Dock Island’) lies at a strategic point between Rotterdam’s city centre and the River Maas. Allowing market forces free rein should ensure the accelerated transformation of this area into a lively city quarter. A dynamic transformation model was devised in order to control the quality of urban development, which allows for the construction of high-rise depending on plot size. The model’s development rules ensure a balance between new and existing development, as well as satisfactory views and sunlight levels on the island itself.

‘The Red Apple’ rises skyward at the head of the Wijnhaven Island. It is a residential complex with shops, cafés, restaurants and other activities in the plinth. A portion of the existing construction is integrated into the substructure, which extends to a height of 21 metres. Above this there is a 125-metre-tall residential tower and a 53-metre projecting pentagonal volume that follows the outline of the head of Wijnhaven Island. The complex contributes to a lively atmosphere because it is emphatically associated with the surroundings. The facades of the ground-level shops and cafés are open and welcoming in character, while an arcade that passes through the complex complements the system of public spaces. The quaysides are kept free of motorized traffic and are equipped with landing stages, while two new bridges provide even better access to the area.

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