The Museumpark is divided into four zones: a paved zone, a romantic zone with trees and a pedestrian bridge, an asphalted city zone for events, and a well-tended orchard. The car park designed by Paul de Ruiter uses split levels and lots of glass for a light, spacious and transparent look. The water reservoir prevents flooding in the city centre during heavy rainfall.
Designed by: Rem Koolhaas, Yves Brunier (1988-
1993, 2011) / Paul de Ruiter (2005-2010)
photo's: Ossip van Duivenbode
Kunsthal Rotterdam is housed in a striking building designed by Rotterdam s OMA/Rem Koolhaas architectural practice and was opened in 1992. Since then, the Kunsthal has put culture in the widest sense of the word on show, from elitist to popular.
Only the station’s tram stops can be seen from street level. The metro tracks are at 1, and the rail tunnel for national and international trains from Rotterdam to the south and vice versa is situated another level down.
The three-dimensional construction has flanked De Bijenkorf department store since 1957. It’s an ‘ideological contribution to Constructivism’. The integration between the sculpture and the architecture is striking.
Lifestyle market offering a wide range of creative items: fashion, jewellery, vintage, accessories, affordable art, etc. Besides all that shopping fun, you’ll love the delicious fair-trade catering and live music.