Port Pavilion in Rotterdam
Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
The Port Pavilion houses the Port Visit Center and the public workshops of the Maritime Museum. MoederscheimMoonen created a new compact building that replaces the three outdated pavilions that used to be in its place.
In order to make the pavilion clearly visible, MoederscheimMoonen chose to draw extra attention to the ends of the building. These ends consists of large canopies that are real eye-catchers on both sides of the city.
Above the plinth, the façade is finished with aluminum cladding in triangular shapes. These shapes refer to the steel lattice structures and cranes that are in the harbor. The triangles are omitted in some places in order to create more depth and introduce a dynamic play of light and shade. The triangular panels have various gloss finishes that appear to reflect differently when hit by sunlight.
The area around the pavilion will undergo a serious transformation in the coming years with a mayor focus on making the area more green.
Leuvehaven 70, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Project implementation year
Applicant and authors of the project
The result of two decades of passion and energy of two friends: Erik Moederscheim and Ruud Moonen. From a common 'let's make the world a prettier place' idea and the feeling that nothing could actually stop them, they started their architectural firm in 2005. The company started with creating beautiful buildings for private, commercial and government parties to where they are now: designing multifunctional environments with a beautiful building as the center.
Contractor: Bertens Bouw
Installation advisor: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau
Constructor: ImD Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Roof and facade: Allpro & Cladding
Photography: Bart van Hoek