De Zalmhaven

Gedempte Zalmhaven, Houtlaan, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Zalmhaven CV (AM, Amvest)
49.000 sqm
Project Team, Photos & Collaborators
Allard Assies, Michael Baas, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Cecilia Dobos, Paolo Faleschini, Michele Guidobaldi, Marlon Jonkers, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Kees Kaan, Wouter Langeveld, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Katarzyna Seweryn, Floris Sikkel, Maria Stamati, Aldo Trim, Yiannis Tsoskounoglou, Niels Vernooij

Sebastian van Damme

Dam & Partners Architecten, Koninklijke BAM Groep, Zonneveld Ingenieurs, BAM Advies & Engineering, Techniplan Adviseurs, Peutz, IGG Bointon de Groot, Mostert de Winter, Steboma Ventilatietechniek, Bectro Installatietechniek, Giesbers Installatiegroep

De Zalmhaven is a high-quality residential complex developed on a site adjacent to the former eponymous port in the centre of Rotterdam. It comprises one high-rise (by Dam & Partners Architecten) and two mid-rise towers sprouting from a sturdy plinth (by KAAN Architecten). The four-story base spans the length of the site, its outer edges lined with townhouses which preserve the liveliness of the street. A parking garage for the entire complex is hidden at the core of the plinth and topped off on the fourth floor by a garden accessible to all residents as a respite from the dense urban area in the city centre. The two 70-meter-high towers rise from the plinth with a shift along the centreline of the floor plan giving them a slender angularity and enabling various apartment layouts with impressive views. A uniform light colour palette and a recognizable façade pattern ensure the overall unity of the ensemble. The grid-like facade draws from the ornately trimmed openings of the area’s neo-classical buildings but gives them a contemporary reinterpretation.