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Rotterdam Architecture

Contemporary Architectural Developments / Buildings in Holland, Europe

page updated 13 May 2023

Rotterdam Architecture Designs – chronological list


We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Rotterdam Architecture. We aim to include Rotterdam buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Rotterdam architecture, new building designs and architecture competitions. The focus is on contemporary Dutch buildings but information on traditional Rotterdam buildings is also welcome.

Architecture in Rotterdam

Rotterdam Architecture News : current project updates

Rotterdam Architecture : + projects from A-F (this page)

Rotterdam Buildings : G-Z

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tours
Rotterdam Architecture Tours
building image : OMA
Rotterdam Architecture Tours – launched 31 Aug 2012

Rotterdam Building News

Rotterdam Architecture News arranged chronologically:

18 Apr 2017
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibition, Rotterdam – Mad About Surrealism
Design: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibition
photograph © Artur Borejszo
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibition
‘Mad About Surrealism’ with over 300 surrealistic works from Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró and others.

MVRDV House Rotterdam
photograph © Ossip van Duivenbode
MVRDV House Rotterdam

Rotterdam Architecture – Introduction

Rotterdam is the second largest Dutch city and not only the major port in The Netherlands but by far the biggest port in Europe. It is located in the west of the country, close to the North Sea. The city has a wealth of good contemporary architecture, all possible to visit on our Rotterdam Architecture Tours.

Timmerhuis in Rotterdam
Timmerhuis in Rotterdam
image courtesy of OMA; photography by Sebastian van Damme

10 + 9 Mar 2014
Public Art Depot, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Design: MVRDV Architects
Collection Building Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
picture from architects
De Rotterdam

Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium
Design: Asymptote Architecture
Beukenhof Auditorium Building
image from Asymptote Architecture
Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium – 4 Mar 2013
Asymptote Architecture is pleased to announce winning a 2013 Progressive Architecture Award for the Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium. The Annual Progressive Architecture Awards has long been associated with many movements that have “pushed the design envelope at a given moment”.

Campus Hooglviet
Design: Wiel Arets Architects
Campus Hooglviet Rotterdam : Dutch Education Building
photo : Jan Bitter
Campus Hooglviet Rotterdam – 30 Oct 2012
This is a new educational and cultural area located on the southern edge of the city composed of six buildings encompassing two vocational schools, an art studio, sports building, lyceum, restaurant, retail, and housing facilities. Each building has an outdoor patio linking the campus’ public space with each building’s private interior.

Theatre Spijkenisse
Design: UNStudio
Theatre Spijkenisse Building
image : UNStudio
Theatre Spijkenisse – 26 Oct 2012
The design for the Theatre Spijkenisse focuses on the placement and orientation of the building in the urban location, whilst simultaneously providing architectural solutions for programming needs and public access. Traffic flows play an important role in the organisation of the building.

Book Mountain – Spijkenisse Public Library
Book Mountain Rotterdam
picture : Jeroen Musch
Book Mountain Rotterdam – 4 Oct 2012
Today Spijkenisse Book Mountain and the adjacent residential neighbourhood will be opened by Prinses Laurentien of the Netherlands. Manifesting itself clearly as a mountain of books on the town’s market square, it is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading. Clever stacking of the buildings commercial functions produces its pyramidal form, which in turn, is wrapped in the libraries 480 meters route along bookshelves.

Eneco Headquarter building – interior design
Hofman Dujardin Architects in collaboration with Fokkema&Partners
Eneco Offices Building
photo : Maarten Laupman
Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam building – 19 Jul 2012
New interiors for sustainable energy company Eneco’s headquarters building – a revitalised working environment complete with solar power, natural light and oxygen from internal vegetation, echoing Eneco’s vision of sustainability. Eneco’s new building is a good example of “how clever and efficient office design can offer employees the possibility to work flexibly in a dynamic, open, sustainable and healthy environment”.

Kuip Rotterdam Stadium
(designed by) Erick van Egeraat
Stadionpark Rotterdam
image from architect
Kuip Rotterdam Stadium – 11 Jun 2012
As one of the main characters in the Dutch Television-program ‘Stadium’ Architect Erick van Egeraat has presented his vision on a new Stadium venue and its value for the city of Rotterdam. As one of the few internationally active Dutch Architects Erick van Egeraat combines both the experience and skill to design venues as urban planning. In Moscow his design for the new Dynamo stadium is currently in progress to host the 2018 FIFA world championship.

Rotterdam Architecture Events

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, NAI Rotterdam, The Netherlands
IABR 2012
image from IABR
International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam – IABR

Rotterdam Architecture Exhibition

Netherlands Architecture Institute Event
Schouwburgplein Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam
Rotterdam Architecture Exhibition : NAI Event

Rotterdam Architecture Images

Rotterdam Architecture Photos
Pictures by Ton Hermans
Maastoren Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam
Rotterdam Building Photos

Rotterdam Buildings

Key Buildings, alphabetical:

Body House
Body House Rotterdam
building image from architect
Body House Rotterdam

B Tower
Wiel Arets Architects
B Tower
picture : Wiel Arets Architects
B Tower Rotterdam

Coolsingel Project
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Coolsingel Rotterdam
building image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Coolsingel Rotterdam

Co-housing Hoogvliet
van Bergen Kolpa Architecten
Co-housing Hoogvliet
photo from architects
Co-housing Hoogvliet

Cool Tower
casanova+hernandez architecten
Cool Tower Rotterdam
image from casanova+hernandez architecten
Cool Tower

De Blaak 31 Office Building
KCAP Architects&Planners
Blaak 31 Rotterdam
photo © Paulien Borst
De Blaak 31 Rotterdam Building

De Rotterdam
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
De Rotterdam
building image : Office for Metropolitan Architecture
De Rotterdam

Erasmus Bridge
UNStudio Architects
Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam
Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam

More Rotterdam Architecture online soon

Rotterdam Architecture Designs – No Images

Key Buildings, alphabetical:

Boijmans van Beuningen Museum

Robbrecht en Daem

Cube Houses
Piet Blom
Redeveloped in 2009 as Stayokay hostel

Didden Village
Rotterdam house

Erweiterung Naturkunde Museum
Mecanoo Architects

More Rotterdam Architectural Designs online soon

Rotterdam Office Buildings

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Contemporary Buildings in The Netherlands

Rotterdam Architecture Designs – chronological list

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

Rotterdam Architecture Studios

Rotterdam Architecture Projects

Amstelland Development, Oosterhof
Hans Moor Architects
Rotterdam development
picture from architect
Oosterhof Rotterdam Development

House Prototype
Hans Moor Architects
Rotterdam House Prototype
picture from architect
Rotterdam house design

Dutch architect – Rem Koolhaas of OMA

Dutch Buildings

UNStudio architects – fomerly Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau

Mecanoo – celebrated Dutch architect studio

Buildings / photos for Rotterdam Architecture page welcome