If the ball gets dropped #markthal

Updated post Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at 3:17 p.m.

New use for fubar stadium, ok – joke! . . .

Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV-01 [aasarchitecture.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [supermodulor.com]

MVRDVrotterdam Uploaded on 15 May 2009
MVRDV Market Hall Rotterdam (animation by Wieland & Gouwens)
New public market for Rotterdam, Netherlands, sheltered by an arch of 219 apartments in the centre of Rotterdam. Client is Provast, expected completion in 2014.

Kanaal van Provast Uploaded on Nov 22, 2009
Introfilm Markthal Rotterdam – De eerste Markthal van Nederland
Music: “Dogstar (Instrumental)” by Hybrid (Google Play • iTunes • eMusic)
[includes abstracted site history]

### worldarchitecturenews.com Thursday 19 Nov 2009
Archway to the future: Rotterdam Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands
First ground was broken this week (18 November) at the site of the new €175 million Rotterdam Market, representing the beginnings of a new hybrid social hub. The mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutleb and city councillor Hamit Karakus were on site to commence the construction of the monolithic 100,000 sq m public market and apartment building, designed by MVRDV.
Once complete in 2014 the market will be a giant cavernous archway in the centre of post-war Rotterdam, situated near the historic Laurens church. 228 apartments over ten upper levels will engulf the market void and overlook 100 stalls from interior windows. Each apartment will also feature a balcony on the exterior connecting the project with the community from all angles. The two lower levels of the archway will be used as public space introducing shops and restaurants. Together with an underground supermarket, 1200 parking spaces and 102 of the apartments developed as rental properties, the project is expressed as a social integration in the centre of Rotterdam.
Read more + photos

adjofilm Published on May 25, 2014
NETHERLANDS – Europe – ROTTERDAM – Market Hall Construction Day 2014
Building the new Market Hall in Rotterdam is almost completed. The art work on the walls and the ceiling is claimed to be the largest piece of art in the world. Private homes are build in the walls and in the ceiling. Additionally there are 4 underground levels with shops and car parks. The size of the inner space of the hall is 40 m high, 60 m wide and 120 m long.

Sander Sloots Published on Oct 1, 2014
Markthal in Rotterdam is open (Market Hall – Food Court) MVRDV
The Market Hall in Rotterdam is now open. It is design by architect and urban design practice MVRDV. The art work at the ceiling is designed by Arno Coenen and is called Horn of Plenty. Due to this artwork the Market Hall was nicknamed as the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam.
Under the market floor there is also a supermarket (Albert Heijn) and an underground car park of four floors.

Visit www.mvrdv.nl for more information about the complex.
You can also follow MVRDV on Twitter and Facebook : “MVRDV Rotterdam”.

Rotterdam Market Hall [mobilis.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall [mvrdv.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall [afasiaarq.blogspot.com].jpgRotterdam Market Hall [detail-online.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [drupa.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [markthalrotterdam.nl]Rotterdam Market Hall market floor plan [archdaily.net]Rotterdam Market Hall plan section [markthalrotterdam.nl]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Images: Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV – (from top) aasarchitecture.com, supermodulor.com; mobilis.nl, mvrdv.nl, afasiaarq.blogspot.com, detail-online.com, drupa.com, markthalrotterdam.nl; market floor plan – archdaily.net; building section – markthalrotterdam.nl


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4 responses to “If the ball gets dropped #markthal

  1. Phil

    There was a design proposal that won an award earlier this year to turn the London Olympic Stadium into a cemetary park after the 2012 Olympic Games. I’ll see if I can’t dig it out, for it was rather impressive. Some odd thinking minds are out there.

  2. Phil

    Here we go:

    Three young engineers have been recognised for their innovative design approach at the Young Structural Engineers’ International Design Competition 2008. Organised by the IStructE, the award scheme aims to encourage ingenuity, imagination and inventiveness in young structural engineers.

    The brief for the 2008 competition was to design a legacy use for the Olympic stadium and its site. It was to be a landmark structure but had to be useful, not wasteful of resources and economically viable over a projected life of 50 years. One team received a special award for “Innovative Interpretation” – an additional award not normally offered. The award-winning team designed an Olympic stadium scheme with a rather atypical purpose which could be implemented anywhere in the world.

    Creating a Cemetery Park
    In response to the challenging brief the team came up with the unique idea of turning the stadium into a Cemetery Park. They felt that many cemeteries in larger cities have run out or are starting to run out of permanent space. In Tokyo, for example, traditional burial plots are extremely scarce and expensive, and in London, a space crisis led to propose the reopening old graves for “double-decker” burials. The team established that a cemetery park would provide urban citizens with a green public space to enjoy, both for relaxing and remembering.

    They proposed that after the Games, the stadium‘s athletic field should be transformed into a park area complete with trees, bushes, lawns, paths and park furniture. The lower spectator tier would remain in place – to be used by park visitors to sit and relax, enjoy nature or just remember past Olympic Games. The middle tier‘s plastic chairs would be removed and recycled with flowerpots replacing them. This middle area would then act as a symbolic green line between life on the lower tier and death on the upper tier where there would be an area to place urns and provide a quiet memorial space.

    The team also proposed to fit the structure with ‘Helix‘ windmills in order to provide the park with renewable energy. The areas under the tiers will house institutions such as: chapels, crematorium, flower shop, administrative offices, museum (showing how Olympic stadium was converted into the Cemetery Park), cafeterias, hotel, restaurant, aerobics gym.

    The team received their award at the London-based ceremony and were congratulated on their untraditional idea which displayed imagination and strong focus on the use of stadium structure after the Olympic Games.

    • Elizabeth

      In the 1980s at Auckland School of Architecture we looked at a number of contemporary architects who, within their wider portfolios, were designing vertical tombs and repositories for funerary ashes in urban and rural areas of Europe. For the exact same reasons, for space, as memorial structures, sculptural celebrations of dear lives lost. It’s an amazing design field of discovery, remembrance and great cultural richness.

      Phil, as you say, the young engineers’ concept is brilliant for its daring and believability. Yes really, folks.

  3. Elizabeth

    Updated post Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at 3:17 p.m.
    Recent images and videos as Markthal opens (go to top of thread)

    Markthal Rotterdam was opened on the 1st of October 2014 by Queen Maxima. Markthal is the first covered food-market of the Netherlands and a new urban typology combining living with shopping. The walls and roof of Markthal are an arch of 228 apartments. Inside the arch is the art work ‘Cornucopia’ by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, and at 11.000m2, it is the largest art piece in the whole of the Netherlands.

    The Market Hall is a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, fully integrated to celebrate and enhance the synergetic possibilities of the different functions. A secure, covered square emerges beneath an arc, conceived as an inversion of a typical market square and its surrounding buildings. During the day it serves as central market hall, after hours the hall becomes an enormous, covered, well lit public space.

    The Markthal — “the food walhalla of the Netherlands”
    Home page http://markthalrotterdam.nl/en/

    Markthal Rotterdam, MVRDV architectenRotterdam Market Hall 1 [afasiaarq.blogspot.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [angloberry.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [strangeline.net]Rotterdam Market Hall [nationalgeographic.com]Rotterdam Market Hall [staticflickr.com 15618884912_85a7a47e48]

    Images: Markthal Rotterdam – (from top) morfae.com, afasiaarq.blogspot.com, angloberry.com, strangeline.net, nationalgeographic.com, staticflickr.com 15618884912_85a7a47e48

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