This week, I am giving you a glimpse of a couple of locations in Rotterdam, the city of my birth.
This photo shows the new Centraal Station, the main train station for the city of Rotterdam. The old train station was built in 1957, and no longer met the needs of a major regional transportation hub. A project team called Team CS, comprising Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Architects and landscape firm West 8, was tasked with redeveloping the existing station.
This modern structure was reopened in 2014 and handles trains and subway on multiple levels, as well as the ground transport provided by streetcars. It’s a striking structure in a thoroughly modern city.
The Markthal is a dual-use structure, in that it serves as a permanent food market and apartment complex. The windows in the ceiling belong to the apartments, and their hallways that comprise the outside of the building.
This market stand is typical of what you’ll see on Dutch markets, which provide great variety of high quality.
If your travels take you to Rotterdam, I recommend you take a walk through the downtown area and check out these and many other great sights!