Innov­at­ive Housing

Hous­ing is cur­rently a big issue in Rotterdam. The heav­ily dis­puted hous­ing policy doc­u­ment ‘Woon­visie Rotterdam 2030’ envis­ages the demoli­tion of 15,000 cheap flats and the con­struc­tion of 26,000 upmar­ket dwell­ings until 2030.

His­tor­ic­ally, the hous­ing stock in Rotterdam was dom­in­ated by work­ers dwell­ings. After the war new res­id­en­tial areas were developed in the out­skirts, while the city centre was reserved for busi­ness func­tions. Today only 5% of Rot­ter­damers live in the centre. Now a dens­i­fic­a­tion with res­id­en­tial highrises is underway.

At the same time, there’s also space for small, cre­at­ive infill pro­jects, developed on private ini­ti­at­ive. Out­side the centre, many neigh­bour­hoods con­sist largely of social rental houses, which con­sti­tute 58% of the total hous­ing stock. Besides demoli­tion, there are some softer approaches, such as the the uncon­ven­tional klus­wonin­gen concept.

On this tour you’ll get a pro­found insight into the cur­rent hous­ing issues of Rotterdam and take a closer look at vari­ous archi­tec­tural solutions.

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