ODA in Rotterdam

John Hill
5. February 2019
View from Coolsingel with World Trade Center (Image: Forbes Massie)

ODA New York has been selected to redesign Rotterdam's former Central Post Office, the Postkantoor.

Known as POST Rotterdam, the 58,000-square-meter adaptive reuse project will combine residential, retail, and hospitality uses within the old building and a new 150-meter tower. ODA New York, which has carried out numerous residential projects in New York City, was chosen for this international project by the developer, Ommann Investment Group, over BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Studio Libeskind.

View from Coolsingel with City Hall (Image: Forbes Massie)
View from Coolsingel (Image: Forbes Massie)

The Postkantoor, one of the few surviving buildings in Rotterdam from before World War II, will be preserved and adapted as a hotel, punctuated by the old post office's Great Hall. The tower, on the other hand, will sit atop an existing courtyard but be raised to provide a generous public space. Residences will occupy the tower, whose modern facade rhythmically echoes the exterior of the Postkantoor.

Rodezand Court (Image: Forbes Massie)
Great Hall (Image: Forbes Massie)

ODA New York is working with Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau on the project, with ABT serving as architect of record. West 8, the landscape architecture firm responsible for the larger Coolsingel redevelopment, will design the POST's landscaping.

Section perspective (Image: ODA)
Concept Diagram (Image: ODA)
Rotterdam site map (Image: ODA)

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