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

Catalyst for the City

Revitalization of the Coolsingel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A revolution on the scale of Rotterdam- restoring the prominence and allure of the city’s main boulevard.

A spacious pedestrian esplanade and two-way bicycle path are located on the west side of the street, while three lanes of vehicular traffic are situated east of the existing tram line.

Despite the complex underground situation, the new Coolsingel makes major sustainability contributions through the principles of microclimate, water storage and biodiversity.

Gemeente Rotterdam

Images & Photography
© West 8 and © Tom Janssen

Traffic Engineer | SWECO Nederland
Lighting Consultant | BeersNielsen
Lighting Engineering | IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Contractors | Van Gelder; GKB; Bronnenberg B.V. Heerlen