PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
CompanyDe Zwarte Hond
Lead ArchitectDe Zwarte Hond / Bart van Kampen
Design TeamArchitect: De Zwarte Hond; Interior design lobby: BURO M2R; Design theatre wall: Studio RAP; Contractor theatre wall: Aldowa; Acoustics consultant theatre wall: Arup; Acoustics & building physics consultant: DGMR; Theatre consultant: Theateradvies bv; Structural engineer: Zonneveld; Building contractor & Services (design and realisation): Hart van Zuid
ClientHart van Zuid (Ballast Nedam/Heijmans), Municipality of Rotterdam
The Zuidplein Theatre houses two auditoriums, a café/restaurant and a branch of the Rotterdam Library. It is part of a region-wide public-private partnership development that aims to provide Rotterdam South with an inviting place to recreate, live, shop and enjoy culture. The Zuidplein Theatre has a floor area of 12,500 m2. The large auditorium has 600 seats, the small auditorium 240. An additional 3rd auditorium is directly connected to the foyer and has 95 seats. Its central location next to metro stations easily attracts passers-by to take a look inside and makes art and culture accessible.