The Codrico Terrain

An Industrial Icon Revitalized

Our vision for the Codrico Terrain transforms the former industrial land – a listed heritage site – into a new and spectacular thriving city center. With the much-loved Codrico Factory at the heart of our concept, we celebrate its industrial heritage as an icon of the heyday of Rotterdam’s inner-city harbors.

BudgetConfidential
Time span2017 - ongoing
Size190 000 m²
StatusOngoing
LocationRotterdam, NL
TypeLiving, Offices, Public Spaces, Towers
Client
Municipality of Rotterdam
Partner in charge
Nanne de Ru
Partner in charge
Project team

Awakening the Waterfront

The Harbour from above

Awakening the Waterfront

Working closely with the municipality of Rotterdam and an exciting group of architects – Mecanoo, SHoP Architects, Office Winhov and Crimson Architectural Historians – we created a unique masterplan, an ensemble of old and new.

We wanted to breathe life back into the harbor by activating the waterfront with new public space and extraordinary architecture. Now, Rotterdammers will be able to stroll along the entire harbor basin, completing the loop around the Rijnhaven.

The Codrico Terrain will be an iconic ensemble containing a tower, a building on the quay, a striking building on the field next to the factory, and the monumental factory itself. The quays will be activated with floating parks on both the Wilhelminapier side and the Codrico Terrain side.

Historical images

At the heyday of the harbor
A maritime past
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The Codrico site forms the soul of Katendrecht and has inspired us enormously. It’s great that this unique area is finally becoming publicly accessible.

Latenstein

Latenstein

Latenstein

After careful restoration, the factory building itself will be reborn as the Latenstein, where living, working, leisure, and culture combine to become a vibrant destination. Office Winhov, in collaboration with Crimson Architectural historians, have drawn the plans to revitalise this industrial icon. The factory site will become public space designed by Delva, making this national heritage site accessible for all.

A rich material palette and visual language, combined with the mix of old and new will transform the Codricoterrein into a spectacular new city center.

An Ensemble of Parts

The Ensemble

An Ensemble of Parts

Our Ensemble takes a prominent position on the harbor’s eastern quay. As its name suggests, the Ensemble combines a collection of amenities, workplaces and homes into a variation of forms and volumes that pay homage to the neighboring iconic factory. We studied the horizontal and vertical lines of the listed factory and reflected this in the Ensemble’s façade and continued by adopting a similar color and material palette using high quality materials.

Wall & Heights

Interpretation of rhyhtms
...and proportions
A design of horizontal and vertical lines
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The Codrico Tower

The Codrico Tower

With a nod to the past, the Codrico Tower’s geometry is a reference to the first “Hugh Ferris” generation of skyscrapers, from a time when Katendrecht was the port from which many migrated to America. The 220-meter-high tower, designed by SHoP Architects, forms a key position in the Rijnhaven. Its massing echoes the rounded silos of the former factory building.

It was great working with the municipality and an amazing team of architects to create a unique ensemble where old and new, past and present come together.

Soft Sophistication

The Fonda

Soft Sophistication

The Fonda is a warm and sophisticated icon – just like its namesake, Jane. Named after an icon of their generation, the Fonda will be home to empty nesters drawn to the dynamics of lively city life. We designed fluid, undulating forms to preserve important visual axes. The Fonda’s curves shape its surroundings, creating new in-between spaces to provide an exciting experience of the site.

Fluid Forms

Undulating forms preserve visual axes
Curves create new in-between spaces
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Maritime Center

Maritime Center

Maritime Center

Designed by the Rotterdam architect, Francine Houben and office Mecanoo, the iconic Maritime Center Rotterdam will be located in the middle of the water of the Rijnhaven. The triple helix of the international maritime world comes together in this building: the past, present and future, creating a meeting place for maritime entrepreneurs, researchers and culture. This building will be open to the public and will be partly under water.

Triple Helix

A maritime world on view
Partially submerged
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