LITEHOUSEKATENDRECHT, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
With the coming of the steamship SS Rotterdam, Katendrecht will soon become the newest ‘hotspot’ in Rotterdam. The ship itself is an attraction, but the head of the pier, where the pavilion for the ‘Rotterdam’ will be realised is the actual ‘hotspot’. This site connects different worlds: the past and the future in the form of the ‘Rotterdam’, the city and the harbour due to the fantastic views over the river.
The pavilion strives to achieve a link between the robustness of this location and the ‘smallness’ of the program. A small pavilion that makes optimal use of the site by offering views over the Maas and of the ‘Rotterdam’. A vertical extrusion of half of the program turns the small volume into a landmark. The entire building is clad with transparent PVC panels. At night the higher volume is lit up on the inside, transforming the structure into a 'Litehouse'.