Balance between collectivity and individuality
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Client: Kondor Wessels Vastgoed
Program: 25.942 m2 gross floor area, 126 apartments, 137 build parking places
On the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam, between the existing buildings on the Lloydstraat and the buildings at the head of the pier, a new urban ensemble is emerging parallel to the Schiehaven and the Nieuwe Maas. Metropolloyd is a sustainable, urban and attractive housing ensemble with a wide variety of homes that are all oriented to the water. In the new building block, 126 single family homes, apartments and maisonettes will be realized. The units are divided over seven architectural building blocks, designed by two architects. The readable small grain of the individual building components and the sturdy, timeless appearance fit perfectly with the existing context of the Lloyd Pier and the nearby harbour fronts in Rotterdam.
A total of seven different main typologies and 44 individual housing types are offered for a wide variety of target groups. All properties are flexible, life-course-resistant, double-sided and equipped with large oversized outdoor spaces. Particular attention was paid to the design of the Lloyd garden, a green and watertight inner garden for all generations, the lively green roof landscape, the transitions between public and private and the programming of the ground floor, with the central location “De Fietsmaker”: a collective space that forms the heart of Metropolloyd.
MLA+: Bas de Boer, Pinar Bozoglan, Sarah Wolff, Thomas Smit, Lizzy van Zon
Kroon & de Koning