Building: Post Office Rotterdam
Designed by UNStudio
Client: Delta Projectontwikkeling – SNS Property Finance – Redevco
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Building surface: 44.000 m2
Building site: 28.500 m2
Images above are from a competition winning project for Post Office Rotterdam by architects UNStudio. The design for the redevelopment of Post Rotterdam incorporates an ambitious mixed-use concept devised to respond to and enhance the original qualities of the existing building. Upscale retail facilities, restaurants, cafés and bars are combined with a luxury hotel, which in addition houses conference facilities and offices. The mix of architectural presence and transparency is designed to emphasise and frame the entrance to the building. The post-war roof is replaced with a new glass construction, allowing daylight to penetrate the building and forming a connection between the new hotel and the existing monument.