Central Station, Rotterdam (in construction)
Benthem Crouwel Architects  Meyer & Van Schooten  West 8 

The development of the high-speed railway line turned Rotterdam into one of the most important cities within the European transport network. This fact prompted the launch, in 2003, of the project to remodel the city’s Central Station, which had to match those of Paris, London or Brussels in terms of efficiency, capacity and comfort. In June 2004, Team CS, a mixed group formed by West 8, Benthem Crowel Architekten and Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten, received the commission to materialize the winning proposal in the competition for the refurbishment of the station. The central idea of the project was to reinsert the building in its urban environment, because historically it had been isolated due to the railway barrier and the position of the buildings close to its south facade. From a technical point of view several aspects must be noted, aside from the design of the new terminal: the treatment of the environment, the new route of the tramway or the connection with the neighborhood of Provenierswijk, which was up to now separated by the train tracks and platforms...[+]

Cliente Client 
Prorail, Arcadis, Ontwikkelings Bedrijf Rotterdam, dS+V, Gemeentewerken (Hall Sur South Hall)

Arquitectos Architects 
Team CS: Benthem Crouwel Architekten, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten, West 8 urban design & landscape architecture

Colaboradores Collaborators 
Mobilis (Construcción de la zona de andenes Construction of the platform area)

Consultoras Consultants
Lemants (contratista Hall Sur South Hall contractor), BAM (hormigón del hall sur South Hall concrete), ME Construct (cubierta roof), Scheuten (vidrio glass)

Fotografías Photographs
Nick de Jonge - Skeyes, Team CS