Wiel Arets Architects

Wiel Arets Architects

Amsterdam, NL | Maastricht, NL | Zürich, CH | Munich, DE


WAA progress construction on Campus Hoogvliet in Rotterdam

By WielAretsArchitects
Oct 23, '12 11:48 AM EST

Campus Hoogvliet is a new educational and cultural area located on the southern edge of Rotterdam composed of six buildings encompassing two vocational schools, an art studio, sports building, lyceum, restaurant, retail, and housing facilities. Each building has an outdoor patio linking the campus’ public space with each building’s private interior. Each of these patios is enclosed by a translucent glass ‘fence’ equal in height to the façades of the ground floor, and each fence contains a ‘gate’ allowing access to the patio from the main public space. A number of mature green areas surrounding the site have been incorporated into the landscaping, while in contrast each patio will be planted with red Japanese Maple trees. The project’s site is bounded by infrastructure, and a nearby metro stop ensures the campus is easily accessed by all transportation types. As the vast majority of the campus’ users will not approach by car, the campus is car-free, with parking facilities located in the plinth of the sports building, with bike storage located on the patios.


3192 BM Rotterdam

the Netherlands




41.100 m2

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Date of completion


Project team
Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Joris van den Hoogen, Jos Beekhuijzen, Mai Henriksen

Jochem Homminga, Joost Korver, Marie Morin, Julius Klatte, Olivier Brinckman, Sjoerd Wilbers, Raymond van Sabben, Benine Dekker, Maron Vondeling, Anne-Marie Diderich


Woonbron Consultants 
ABT BV, Wetering Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV