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Posted on 10/26/2008


Photo taken on October 26, 2008


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This is the (main) home of the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The building is designed by Neutelings Riedijk architects in 2001 and after a build of 2 years inaugurated in 2005.

The seventy meters high tower has a mixed program of educational spaces, offices and public functions. A series of escalators links the different departments from the lobby all the way to the top. The low-rise part of the building contains the special facilities like ship simulator rooms, restaurants, a media centre, a sports centre, and several workshops for ship repair. The cantilevered conference room overlooks the Port of Rotterdam towards the North sea, while the stepped student restaurant on the ground floor overlooks the Maas river. The meandering building volume forms a vertical icon for this international centre of maritime knowledge.

I’m told that the building houses many maritime clichés. This atmosphere comes to live in, amongst others, a traditional sailor’s cafe and a room that gives you the appearance of a sailing ship on the River Nile. This was done intentionally to underline the broad education program of the Shipping and Transport College. As the building is situated next to the Maas River, which is the main artery of the Port of Rotterdam, there’s also an strong maritime atmosphere outside. In this shot for example you can see the reflection in the windows on the lower floors of the ocean going tug Fairmount Sherpa.

This building is situated in the nowadays called Lloyd’s Quarter. This is a former harbor area close to the city centre of Rotterdam. It’s a good example of current urbanisation of former harbors. On the Müllerpier and Schiehaven area, app. 2000 new appartments will be built, offerings great views at the harbor quays, the Maas River and a park nearby.

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