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Old July 3rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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ROTTERDAM | The Red Apple | 128m | 38 fl | Com

I couldn't find a thread about this project here yet, so I thought I'd share the good news myself. Construction has just started on not the highest, but certainly one of the most interesting residential/office buildings being constructed in The Netherlands right now.

THE RED APPLE
Official website: www.theredapple.nl
Architect: KCAP - www.kcap.nl
Finished: 2008

'The Red Apple' is a residential/office building made up of two blocks. The tower block with 128m will enhance the skyline on the side of the Meuse river, with future towers of 89m and 145m to be built only a block away and towers ranging from 70m to almost 110m already located in this part of the city. The lower part has a strange angle and reaches almost 60m - this part will host public space like shops and bars. The name 'The Red Apple' was picked because in this part of the Rotterdam harbour they used to ship apples to all over the world. Not to mention the colour of the building, which will be... You guessed it! Also the link to 'The Big Apple' is easily made seeing all the towers under construction and planned in this area and the city centre of Rotterdam. A world famous designer called Jan des Bouvries had a great part in the design and it shows!

A bridge connecting the harbour island with the shore has been approved and will be built soon.

Onto the photos!

The Red Apple in the middle of the old harbour


A new skyline in the making


The Red Apple up close


The Red Apple at night, seen from Rotterdam Blaak


Latest construction update

Picture taken by Prologic
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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We already got the general contruction update topic, do you think we need this one?

Let's see what the others think. No or a few replies means don't continue. A lot of replies means "go on with this one"
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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True, but there's so many smaller projects going on in there that these big ones get lost. I think The Red Apple deserves it's own section because of it's architectural beauty and height. But indeed, let's see if any comments come in!
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 10:19 PM   #4
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Double post, of course that doesn't count
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Old July 4th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #5
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The color is great!!! Better than the ordinary whitey
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Old July 4th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #6
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Another pic of the The Red Apple:

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Old July 4th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #7
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well it is weird to have a red building standing in the skyline, but nice building love it
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Old July 4th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #8
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Nice to see something differently coloured for a change.

And, it's very unique, Dutch architecture I think it will fit in perfectly there.

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Any construction updates for this one?

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Old July 4th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #10
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Nice colour
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Old July 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #11
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I think the fierce red colour will be amazing on this spot. On one side of the building there's a whole bunch of concrete towers which make the skyline dull from that point of view - not anymore after this is built! The blue/black building on the other side along with some other colourful towers will work greatly with The Red Apple too!

Latest update by Prologic by the way... Crane should arrive soon!

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Old July 6th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #12
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it is really cool. This is by far my favourite project in Rotterdam
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Nice Project
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I don't like it. In fact I hate it. The red is eh... that puke color is hideous. The green is nasty as well. The design is not my taste I guess.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #15
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Sorry for being honest and for disagreing with the majority, but I find this building ugly, probably one of the worst modern projects I've seen.
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beautiful skyline!
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #17
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Yep, i agree with Febo et al, its not exactly Mooi!
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #18
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Another pic of the The Red Apple:

love the color
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Old July 7th, 2006, 09:06 AM   #19
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I'm sorry but the first thought that came to my head after looking at this building was: ugly as sin!
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very colorful and outstanding in a way.
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