Lommerrijk redevelopment competition
competition design for the redevelopment of an area in Rotterdam
The theme of this competition was to suggest a vision for the redevelopment of a precious area in the rich suburb of Rotterdam.
Surrounded by water, nature, private villas and a tennis club, the plot of Lommerrijk with an existing restaurant to be demolished represented a very sensitive challenge.
The difficulty was to try combining a rentable development plan with the very strict opposition to any new construction by the local residents.
Our design was based on strategic choices.
- define three different functions and mix the residents (family villas, houses for elderlies, restaurant); 2. spread the m3 in separate villas allowing the green to evelope the entire project; 3. on one side build wooden villas on piers in the water, capable to extend or shrink in tune with the real estate market. On the other side, two apartment buildings for elderlies are completing the main street facade. The result is an almost invisible colony of palafits fully respecting the local communities.