Best friends Nasredin and Mansour, both of whom grew up in the neighborhood, couldn’t stand it any longer: with the purchase of this striking building they put an end to years of abandonment and dilapidation. “By restoring this building to its original splendor we want to make a contribution to the neighborhood. But to realize all this, the business case must be solid.” P·A transformed the building into a café with three chic urban apartments. The transformation of the building played a key role in the redevelopment of the adjacent square and upgrades to other buildings in the street.
private investor and director of a physical therapy clinic
"Together with a friend I bought this building – in hindsight it was in a fairly dilapidated state at the time. Fortunately we came to P·A. They not only came up with an architectural design, but helped us to find a program that would provide optimal return on our investment whilst at the same time making a positive contribution to the neighborhood. It’s really become an eye catcher! In the meantime we’ve embarked on a new adventure together with P·A!"
façade restoration specialist
"I love old bricks, and more often than not I have to explain why monumental beaded mortar joints (‘knipvoeg’) is worth the extra investment when restoring an old façade. But that’s not necessary with Maarten and Sander. I really appreciate how P·A shows respect for old buildings."
director and co-founder Loftly (short stay rentals)
"We don’t often find apartments with such a smart layout or such a high level of finishing (sadly for us). Perfect apartments for expats: compact, luxurious and with typical Dutch characteristics. Within a week we’d found renters for all three!"
Nasredin & Mansour
Middellandplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
BOSPORUS bouw, Rotterdam / Van Laarhoven Sloopwerken / Lageweg & Engel Gevelrenovatie, Rotterdam
Constructie adviesbureau Booms
architect & interior architect
Loftly & P·A