0001 Kop van Zuid housing, Rotterdam, NL
The Europan 5 project offers luxurious housing in the city centre to people who would normally decide to live in the suburbs. Four blocks – containing three hundred apartments in total – are surrounded by urban life on the outside and enclose large winter gardens on the inside. The apartments are simply an open framing system with glass facades. By opening the folding glass elements the apartments can be transformed into terraces. Because the apartments are just five meters wide and twenty-five meters long they can be used in different ways and offer an enormous freedom to its inhabitants; every kind of housing – ranging from traditional housing types to lofts – is made possible.
0001 Kop van Zuid housing
three hundred houses and parking garage
Europan 5 competition, first prize
Europan NL / City of Rotterdam