Due to its prime location on Middelland Square (Middellandplien), redevelopment of this former commercial building is an attractive proposition. Owner Woonstad put out a pitch request in order to find the most appropriate candidate to rent the space. The candidate was to transform the building into a vibrant space that would add to the neighborhood. On short notice, P·A created a vision for the building and called it “We Are Middelland”, or WAM for short. The vision includes an double-height café on the square and a multifunctional space equipped to accommodate diverse functions from yoga class to boxing gym and from meeting room to cinema.

 
 
 
ron van gelder.jpg

ron van gelder

projectleader at 'Woonstad Rotterdam'

"It’s really important for the neighborhood that this building is revitalized with a good program. The business case must work out in both financial and social terms. P·A offered a convincing story; not only for the building but also for the redesign of the outdoor public space adjacent to it. Moreover, P·A went a step further and proposed to raise a nearby street to improve the quality of the public space and the café inside the building!"

 
impression of the restaurant on the ground floor

impression of the restaurant on the ground floor

impression of the restaurant

impression of the restaurant

impression of the restaurant with its double floors

impression of the restaurant with its double floors

Personal-Architecture-we are middelland-Middellandplein.jpg
Personal-Architecture-we are middelland-Middellandplein.jpg
impression of yoga studio

impression of yoga studio

the Middelland team

the Middelland team

impression of the facade of the restaurant

impression of the facade of the restaurant

ground floor plan of the restaurant

ground floor plan of the restaurant

first floor plan

first floor plan

 

client
Nasredin, Mansour and Said

address
Middellandplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

completed
design phase

contractor
-

collaborations
-

advisors
-

publications
coming soon

role P·A
architect & interior architect

project photos
-