KAAN reveals new design for De Zalmhaven
See the latest design for De Zalmhaven – an ongoing project comprising 220 apartments built on a site adjacent to the onetime port of Zalmhaven, center of Rotterdam. Two shifted towers of 70m each sprout from a solid plinth, offering astounding views over the river and highlighting the access to the building.
Combining both urban and local scales, the complex presents a more stately and formal façade overlooking the city in the North side, while meandering balconies characterize the South front, introducing a more private and intimate dimension.
A transparent grid façade relates to the traditional surroundings and binds the various elements of the block together in a unique and recognisable system. The towers include a wide range of apartments in different sizes, while the plinth comprises units with rooftop gardens or directly relating to the surroundings on the ground level.