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Coolsingel Project, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wednesday 11 Jun 2008

OMA’s cool cube

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OMA unveils mixed-use building for Rotterdam’s shopping district 

The Office of Metropolitan Architecture and Dutch development company, Multi Vastgoed, today unveiled a concept design for a mixed-use building to be situated in the Coolsingel, the heart of Rotterdam’s shopping district. The project will contain 120,000 sq m of program, including 30,000 sq m of retail space and 70,000 sq m of office, residential, culture and leisure space. The project will also reuse the historic ABN-AMBRO building, an impressive bank building that was the first to be erected in the city center after World War II.

OMA’s cube aims to change the identity of the city center from its current identity as a series of tower projects. The base of the cube will consist of five floors of retail space within which will be provided connections to the city’s most important streets: Coolsingel, Lijnbaan, Binnerweg and Beurstraverse. These spaces will also potentially connect to the existing underground station. Public programs as restaurants, exhibition and media spaces are located in the middle and top floors of the cube. From these floors the public will overlook the entire Rotterdam area.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in 2001 and open in 2013.

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