Official Opening First Housing Block, Crooswijk, Rotterdam
Last Thursday, the 7th of June, Nieuw Crooswijk celebrated the opening of the first housing block. The Masterplan by West 8 has been developed in close collaboration with the developer, ERA Bouw, Proper-Stok, and Woningbedrijf Rotterdam. The housing was developed on basis of the Masterplan together with the architectural offices Drost + van Veen architecten, Atelier Brink, Jeroen Schipper Architecten, De Zwarte Hond, Geurst & Schulze, and NL Architects.
The existing urban tissue has been transformed. Integrating the city, its surrounding parks and rivers, Crooswijk is set to become a contemporary district with an open urban atmosphere. A variation in typology and renovation allow for a contemporary touch to the area. The rich detailing of characteristics recurring in the façade of the buildings further contribute to the diversity of the neighbourhood, linking the new-built building blocks to the existing housing.
After a small speech by West 8, Drost+van Veen architecten and the developer, Proper Stok Ontwikkelaars, the invited guests and local residents had the opportunity to tour the diverse residences.
For more information, please refer to Nieuw Crooswijk 2018