Rotterdam Market Hall
The Market Hall, a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, will be realized as a new urban typology at the place where Rotterdam was founded, near the historic Laurens church.
Fully integrated to enhance and use the synergetic possibilities of the different functions, an arch of 228 apartments will create a large hall which houses 100 market stalls, shops and restaurants, 1,200 parking spaces and an underground super market.
The apartments will all have a balcony on the outside and a window to the inside of the market. Insulation will prevent any unwanted effects.
The 40 meter tall and wide opening of the front and back will be covered with a flexible suspended glass facade, allowing for maximum transparency and a minimum of structure. The interior of the arch will display market produce.
The project is part of the current regeneration of Rotterdam’s post war center.