The new Port Pavilion in Rotterdam’s historic Maritime District was designed by Moonen Architects. The architects designed a new compact structure to replace the three out-of-date pavilions that previously stood in its stead. The pavilion increases openness and visibility, allowing visitors to observe the historic waterfront as well as the activities taking place inside the structure.
Port Of Rotterdam And The Pavilion
A wide range of functions are combined in the new pavilion. The Port Visit Center of the Port of Rotterdam is housed in the pavilion, where tourists are presented to the city’s outstanding harbour. The Maritime Museum’s workshops are also located here. Welders, blacksmiths, and carpenters work on the historic fleet’s maintenance in the museum port. Because all indoor activities are connected, these workshops are available to the public and bring the historic and present harbours together. Simply stroll through the Port Visitor Center and into the Maritime Museum’s workshops! On the two extremities of the building, there is space for restaurants and cafes.
The pavilion was designed by Moonen Architects under tight urban planning guidelines. The structure may only be eight metres broad, precisely like the traditional pavilions. As a result, the building is elongated and runs parallel to the street and the waterfront. Because the building is shorter than the previous pavilions, the ancient harbour can be seen more clearly from the street.
Details And Observations At The Port Pavilion Rotterdam
The building has been constructed as transparent as possible at eye level, allowing the activity within and on the water to be viewed clearly. The façade is finished with triangular aluminium cladding above the plinth. The steel lattice structures and cranes in the harbour are represented by these shapes. In other spots, the triangles are deleted to provide depth and introduce a dynamic dance of light and shade. The triangular panels feature a variety of gloss surfaces that reflect light differently, evoking the sheen of the water in the harbour.
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