The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Making the Connection

Footbridge Rotterdam Centraal Station, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Classic, functional designs improve circulation and safety in Rotterdam Centraal Station.

In June 2004, Team CS, a collaboration of Benthem Crouwel Architekten, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten, and West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v., received the commission to execute the vision presented for the new Rotterdam Central Station.

The first part of the new public transport terminal is a 135m long footbridge, situated on the west side of the station and connecting all 16 platforms. Rail passengers at Rotterdam Central Station can make use of the new footbridge over the tracks, which also functions as an escape route in the event of an emergency.

Lenght: 135m
Surface: 675m
Engineer: Arcadis
Contractor: Peters Stahlbau gmbh


ProRail/City of Rotterdam


Benthem Crouwel Architecten and Meyer en Van Schooten, Arcadis


© West 8 and © Jannes Linders