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Erasmus University Campus
Type: Invited master plan competition, 1st prize
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Erasmus University Rotterdam
partners: Res & Smit, project management & cost consultants, WE adviseurs; Mobius, sustainability engineers; Tielemans, structural engineers
Program/Size: Up to 200.0000 m2 mixed university program
Status: Competition 2007, Master plan development and supervision 2007 – now, under construction

The Erasmus university will enhance its (inter)national exposure and flair and robustness towards the future, through the entire redevelopment of its Woudestein campus, in Rotterdam. A new program will be incorporated including student housing, a student pavilion, student facilities and study spaces and faculties. The current campus complex is a legacy of the 1960’s and subsequent years of short term planning. With this master plan operation, the campus will realize a qualitative jump, by incorporating global success factors onto the campus. New clear main entrances, a transparent internal spatial organization, a car-free redesigned outside space, a large half sunk parking garage, a new water body are just a few elements of the integrated new master plan that will reshape the face of the campus in the coming years.

Masterplan by Jvantspijker and Juurlink [+] Geluk, with Sputnik.

Photos by: Christian van der Kooy, Chidi Onuka and Rene de Wit.