HOUSING BLOCKS LANDTONG
F.J. VAN DONGEN (DE ARCHITEKTEN CIE.), 1991-1997, Louis Pregerkade, Levie Vorstkade, Rotterdam
Frits van Dongen
de Architekten Cie.
Urban Design Kop van Zuid
The tongue of land reaching out between the remaining section of Spoorweghaven and Binnenhaven has been divided into two big apartment buildings separated by a plaza (designed by Atelier Quadrat). The sheer size of the area called for a sturdy, massive architecture and blocks of great sculptural eloquence. The development sites five hefty brickwork blocks between the two harbour basins; the two end blocks are rectangular, the three in-between step up towards Binnenhaven, generating capacious roof gardens for the penthouses. All intermediate areas are closed off with low-rise, except at the plaza.