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Licht Verdicht Rotterdam

How to add high-quality housing to the city centre of Rotterdam while respecting the existing urban and architectural fabric from the 1950s? This proposal is a research and design study to increase urban density in a sustainable way by adding new leight-weight built volumes on top of existing buildings. The research theme was initiated by BNA Onderzoek and Ibelings van Tilburg architecten.

Apartments: 160

Offices: 14.000m2

Roof gardens: 7.500m2

Carsharing: 40 places

Bicycle parking: 500 places

E-bike workshop: 50m2

240 inhabitants

470 work places




BNA Onderzoek

Maarsen Groep


SPONGE Architects

Aronsohn raadgevende ingenieurs

Strengthening urban connections

Inspiration from the context


Adding 7.500m2 of green roof surface to the city

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