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Old March 18th, 2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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ROTTERDAM | Boston & Seattle | 70m x 2 | 23 fl x 2 | T/O

Last week, a new twin tower project was announced for the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam, on the ploxt next to the New Orleans tower.

Height 70 meter. 23 floors, of which 19 with apartments.
occupation: 220 appartments and public parking space
Start of construction: summer 2014
architect: Van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners
developer: v.o.f. Pier III, a collaboration of Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling and Synchroon Ontwikkelaars

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http://boston-seattle.nl/en/home.html

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Seattle (left) and Boston (right)







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De projectsite is vernieuwd! Binnenkort zijn de werkzaamheden ook vanuit de luie stoel te volgen.




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Old March 19th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Dubbele woontoren voor Rotterdamse Wilhelminapier

19-3-2014 - 16:01

De Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam krijgt er twee woontorens bij. Frits van Dongen en Patrick Koschuch hebben de stoere tweeling Boston en Seattle ontworpen.

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Concept lamellen. Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch



Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch



Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch



Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch



Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch



Situatie. Beeld: van Dongen-Koschuch
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Old March 19th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. Very informative.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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Is there some tradition of naming Rotterdam tall buildings after cities?
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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cool render. Nice to see the island getting more dense.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #6
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Is there some tradition of naming Rotterdam tall buildings after cities?
Trade/partner cities? Former warehouse names?
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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:08 PM   #7
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Former warehouse names.

This map is far from correct: Havana is drawn at the location of the Luxor Theater, it should be next to Philadelphia.
Baltimore is drawn at the location of the cruise terminal.

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Old March 22nd, 2014, 06:09 PM   #8
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Why Boston and Seattle? These buildings don't look anything like anything in either of those two cities.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 06:13 PM   #9
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Read the post above yours.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #10
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Very nice renders !

Those names are just project names , named after port cities or coastal cities. In Hamburgs Hafencity have the streets and squares either names of sister cities or trade cities or are named after discoverern (Vasco da Gama,Magellan, Marco Polo...) or famous persons (Mahatma Ghandi ,..).

Buildings in Hafencitys central district "Ueberseequartier" have the names of famous coffee , tea or cacao sorts ( Arabica , Ceylon , Silk ,...) , a game of the project managers.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:04 PM   #11
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Thanks to Marin:



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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #12
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I like these! Nice buildings that provide some much needed filler.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:51 PM   #13
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I don't like the bulky boxy modernist design of recent Rotterdam towers.

They should rather lean towards the more elegant, set-backed New Orleans Tower design.
Then they should even go further and get a Kollhoff or two, like Den Haag.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #14
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I also hope for some modern glass towers on this location.
We actually have some Kollhoff towers, but these aren't his best.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #15
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I don't really like it, I think there should be more height or more style in this spot
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #16
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Seattle & Boston Wilhelminapier 20140323_125521 by jb_nl, on Flickr
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Old March 27th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #17
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I don't really like it, I think there should be more height or more style in this spot
I think the style suits well with its neighbor New Orleans, but I agree the towers could be a bit taller, preferably around 100 meter or so (to keep the height differentiation).
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Old June 20th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #18
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Permits have been filed, ground breaking will start end this month, with piling commencing in August.

http://www.rotterdam.nl/bouwwoontorenskanvanstart
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Old June 24th, 2014, 01:10 PM   #19
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PREP!

site preparations have started yesterday (23rd)




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Van de Facebookpagina van New Industry: https://www.facebook.com/newindustry...04944599563684

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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #20
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Taken today, 12.08:

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