Sports Complex EUR
Rotterdam (NL), 2021
13 August 2020 | News
Building contract signed for energy-neutral Sports Complex Erasmus University Rotterdam
This new Sports Campus EUR, located on the University Campus Woudestein in Rotterdam, is designed as a training facility and venue that offers students more than sports alone.
The new building marks the entrance of the University Campus. The complex’ shape of stacked and connected ‘sports boxes’, behind a semi-transparent skin, creates a sculptural effect. The poetic, fragile façade appears different during the day – depending on viewpoint, time, lighting and season – and turns a straightforward sports building into a dynamic living object.
The sports complex is organized around an inner street which connects the two main building volumes. Originally, the two plots were also separated by a street. The inner street, the backbone of the building with entrances on two sides, provides for a clear orientation. The street does not only have a logistic function, but is also an important meeting place, offering plenty of places to meet with your friends, have a drink, and enjoy an attractive view over the different sport activities. After all, the social aspect is an important motivation for people to do sports.
As a result of high ambitions with regards to sustainability and energy-use by Erasmus University Rotterdam, the building will be energy neutral and we will use many circular constructing materials.Related News & Media
|Name:||Sports Complex EUR|
|Location:||Erasmus Plaza, Rotterdam (NL)|
|Program:||3 sport halls, 2 gyms, a fitness, bar/restaurant and additional facilities.|
|Surface area:||8800 m2|
|Assignment:||Competition design, Schematic design, Design development, Construction documents, Construction administration|
|Client:||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|VenhoevenCS:||Manfred Wansink, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Piotr Gierek, Martijn Tjassens Keiser, Peter Rugebregt, Grzegorz Balinski|
|Main contractor:||Remmers Sport en Onderwijs|
|Structural engineer:||Verhoeven en Leenders|
|Building physics:||Nelissen Ingenieursbureau|
|Other:||Hoppenbrouwers (Installation contractor)|