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

A Stage for the City

Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam, NL

Situated in the heart of Rotterdam, minutes from the Europe’s largest port, and surrounded by the City Theater, the music hall, Rotterdam’s largest movie theater complex.

Embracing the void: The largest design challenge was the need to build on top of the existing underground parking garage which could not bear heavy loads. Transforming it into an urban stage, the roof is paved with ultra-light materials and minimal, but impactful furnishings and connections.

Interactive, flexible, and able to change throughout the day and from season to season

City of Rotterdam

© West 8 and © Jeroen Musch