Shell building Rotterdam


Recently, Shell has left its former building at Hofplein in Rotterdam. Apart from a few minor tenants, the building is now vacant. Due to their experience with the nearby Schieblock, planning office ZUS has been commissioned to find new (temporary) users for the iconic building.

This week I gave a workshop at the thirteenth floor of the building, from where one has a spectacular view over central Rotterdam.

View over the BInnenrotte and Blaak. On the forefront, a monument marking the position of the old Delft Gate.

View over Weena and Hofplein

View over a social housing area near the train tunnel entrance – sometimes called ‘Legoland’

Mixed use block at Hofplein