February 2016 - The power of the collective

A Strong plan from a strong team

Apartments that interlock like tetris blocks, with enormous windows only 4.5 meters away from the next apartment block. Dense housing, but with the feeling of a relaxed little town. That makes Little C at the Coolhaven in Rotterdam a complex puzzle. A puzzle that can only be solved by doing it together.

And so we do. With CULD and ERAContour we form a strong and well-attuned design team. Together we can handle the complexity and realize projects as they were created never before. After previous successful collaborations including the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Intermezzo tower at the Zuidas and the international educational campus NHTV in Breda, Little C is once more an example of the distinctive quality we can deliver together.

Little C counts 15 buildings with about 300 loft apartments in a new park along the Coolhaven. CULD designed the urban plan and is responsible for the overall architectural quality. Architect Jaakko van 't Spijker says: "Behind the busy ‘s-Gravendijkwal, Little C is a particularly sheltered area with a small, but active urban and indoor environment. With our distinctive architecture we create an atmosphere resembling the Village in New York."

Little C is being developed and will be constructed by ERAContour and JP Eesteren. Special in this project is that they give potential residents an important voice during development. Already more than 330 ‘Little C makers’ have thought with us about all aspects of the plan.

More informationBert van BreugelKevin BattarbeeMarc Smolders