Competition City Hall Rotterdam (1)

>>> Enlarge
Imaging new locations

The Municipality of Rotterdam initialized an ideas competition for the New City Hall Rotterdam. With our contribution for this competition we questioned the proposed location for the new building in the heart of Rotterdam and advocated for 'Kop van Zuid' as the ideal location for such a development.  +++  Looking at historic predecessors in Rotterdam, municipal developments always took place on parts of the city with great new potential for developments. The Kop van Zuid, a former port area on the South Bank, seemed us to be the most suitable place for the new city hall. The Erasmus Bridge, a cable stayed bridge across the Nieuwe Maas river, is linking after its completion in 1996 the northern and southern halves of the city of Rotterdam. Our competition entry showed on a strategic level how the municipality may concentrate their many office complexes in a single new building on Kop van Zuid, emphasizing the location as the new focus of Rotterdam.  +++  With the move of municipal back offices to Kop van Zuid the metropolitan backdrop on the location of the old City Hall may expose new activity. The existing Town Hall transforms into a City Palace with representing facilities and hotel accommodations for official guests, a contemporary 'Hôtel de Ville'. Furthermore we imagine a new covered market hall in the adjacent waste post office.  +++  The jury, with architect Wiel Arets as jury leader, honored our entry with the first prize. The planners and Local Authority of Rotterdam took over and researched the feasibility of a City Hall on Kop van Zuid.  +++  The discussion, initialized by this project, on a municipal building on Kop van Zuid was hold idle when new political parties came into power after local elections. More recently, serious plans habe been lauched by the local authority to replace its administrative departments on Kop van Zuid.

>>> Project statistics
Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3 | Image 4 |
Image 5 | Image 6
Masterplan Eco-Village in the Caucasus Region
Vajra Eco Resort, Nepal
Conversion Casa Sur Ual, Vella, Switzerland
Study commission Solothurn Cathedral choir
Representing Victorinox
Cairo Publication ArchiNed (PDF)
Holiday Park North Rhine-Westphalia
Lodge Hotel Engadin Switzerland
Villa Vals Worldwide
Extension House Hummelo
Competition City Hall, Rotterdam
Jangala – OPEN SPACE !
St Paul’s church architectural competition, Rakvere, Estonia
Competition City Hall, Venlo
Deichmanske Bibliotek, Oslo
International Criminal Court
Urban Redevelopment Havenstraatterrein, Amsterdam
Publication Selected Works
Competition Bridges Park Zestienhoven Rotterdam
Competition New Holmenkollbakken Oslo
Research Open Space! Rotterdam
Competition Bern Art Museum
Ranch Valle de Bravo Mexico
Competition Westlink Zürich
Holiday Villa Vals
Swiss Residence Den Haag
Competition CU West Uetikon
Competition HSL Zoetermeer
Pearls of Oisterwijk
Publication Archis (PDF)
Installation Swiss Art Awards Basel
Garden Pavilion Basel
Competition Freudenberg Cantonal School Zürich
Competition City Hall Rotterdam
Publication Man
Heilige Huisjes NAi
Wallpaper Architects Directory
Europan Luik
Competition Museum of Modern Art Bolzano
Archive E.1027
Two Appartments at the French Côte d'Azur
Kobus Kuch Delft
Study House Delft
House on Oude Delft
Competition Nieuwspoort Den Haag
Bath Oisterwijk
Graphic Design AT
House Basel
Research Mongolia
Publication Roadside Architecture
House in Rotterdam
Airolo Athens
Publication Docomomo (PDF)
CMA / Christian Müller Architects
Rotterdam - Zürich
Voorburgstraat 3-5 - 3037 GV Rotterdam - The Netherlands - T: [31] [0] 10 213 6763
Competition City Hall Rotterdam (2)

>>> Enlarge
Competition City Hall Rotterdam (3)

>>> Enlarge
Competition City Hall Rotterdam (4)

>>> Enlarge
Competition City Hall Rotterdam (5)

>>> Enlarge
Competition City Hall Rotterdam (6)

>>> Enlarge
Project statistics

Ideas competition for a new city hall
First Prize
City of Rotterdam
134'000 m2, front offices, back offices, hotel, covered market hall, residential, recreation
Christian Müller Architects, Rotterdam

>>> Project description