0068 Hofpleinlijn, Rotterdam, NL
Currently the arches underneath the former Hofplein railway line are rundown and gritty, and present an example of uncontrolled and individual building activity that is almost unknown to Dutch standards. The new layout of the arches should contribute to a more positive atmosphere for the neighbourhood, which means that a thorough “facelift” is necessary. This facelift can be accomplished by replacing the facades of the arches with full glass windows; the windows create an open, pleasant look and emphasise the historical character of the railway line.
refurbishment railway line building
invited competition, first prize, on hold