The Diepeveen complex has existed since 1914 and has been rebuilt, adapted and expanded many times over the years. The character of the building is now rather closed. We are going to 'open' this bastion. We will do this very carefully: with secure interventions we will make the building more accessible.
The existing listed building, the accompanying buildings and factory hall will be restored and transformed by Atelier Tomas Dirrix into a lively workshop for makers and thinkers, with space for local residents and other visitors. We will ensure that the building becomes more readable and enters into a relationship with its surroundings on all sides. By constructing a new route right through the building, we connect the Pelgrimsraat with the Hudsonplein. Anyone who crosses through here will be able to discover for themselves the different layers of time in the workshop for makers and thinkers. A café-restaurant with a terrace at the head of the building serves as a meeting place for the whole neighbourhood.
On the wasteland next to it, diederendirrix will design approximately 155 new, rental and owner-occupied houses. Together, the old and new buildings form an intimate living and working landscape that also connects the surrounding areas - the Dakpark, the BigShops, Delfshaven, Schiemond and M4H.
Details: co-working and creative laboratory, Dudok / Dura Vermeer, Rotterdam, 4000m², 2019, 7M€ , competiton – first place
Team: Tomas Dirrix, Stefan Hutterer, Ada Finci Terseglav
With: Paul Diederen (masterplan supervision), Delva (landscape), Kaskon (structure), Iv-Bouw (techniques), Chantal Schoenmakers (concept/interiors), Nieman (budget and survey), Heyma / Dura Vermeer (contractor)