Rotterdam Architecture Award (Rotterdamse Architectuurprijs) 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
Winner Rotterdam Architecture Award (Rotterdamse Architectuurprijs) 2014 - Rotterdam Central Station
Via Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Architectuurprijs
The new Rotterdam Central Station is a public transport terminal and urban meeting place in one. The station is integrated into the European network of transport hubs and anchored in the center of Rotterdam. On the north side, the station takes the form of a large transparent hall, restrained and transparent, in keeping with the character of the nineteenth-century Provenierswijk on this side. On the center side, the station manifests itself with an allure that matches the Groot Handelsgebouw and the high-rise buildings around Weena. Here, the rail roof folds together into an inviting and spacious station hall. The impressive scale of the hood is softened by the choice of wooden cladding on the inside. The building and the new station square flow into each other and form a dignified, traffic-free entrance to the city. The square extends to Kruisplein and from there to Schouwburgplein.