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Jobsveem

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Mei architects and planners, Wessel de Jonge
 
location Rotterdam
function housing, office, renovation
contributed by Mei

The former warehouse and national monument Jobsveem, also known as St. Job, on the quay of the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam, has been changed significantly. The design by Mei in collaboration with architect Wessel de Jonge breathes new life into the old warehouse. Since its completion in 1913, is was extremely introverted. This was done to protect the stored goods from too much daylight, rain and wind. The structure involved the use of construction methods that were very advanced for their time: long floors (130x25m) with cast-iron columns of different heights. Converting it to apartments and commercial spaces was an opportunity to bring daylight into the building with 3 glazed atria. The light courts of glass and steel emphasise the monumental components that have been carefully restored. They are lively, light spaces where residents can meet one another. In warm weather, and also in the event of calamities such as fire, the glazed roof opens and a light breeze blows through the atrium.

 

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BartDus says:
Nice conversion!
Rotterdam, Netherlands 18-Mar-11
See this project also at architectuurplaquette
Delft, Netherlands 04-Mar-09
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Jobsveem
Address
Lloydstraat 138
Netherlands
http://www.stjob.nl/
Project is public!
Opening hours If you would like to visit the building from the inside or if you’re interested in a guided tour, please contact Mei architects and planners to make an appointment. They have their office inside the Schiecentrale. Call + 31 (0)10 425 2222 or email pr@mei-arch.eu.
How to get there? Tram 8 (from Central Station with direction Spangen) stops in front (stop: Pieter de Hooghweg). Metro Coolhaven is 5 minutes walking. At 2 minutes walking there is also a place to park your boat, or to get of the water-taxi. You can park your car in front of the complex (paid). See http://www.lloydkwartier.rotterdam.nl/ for more information on the whole complex.
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Completion 2007
Floor area/size 21000 m2
Cost € 20000000,-
Main designer, ArchitectMei architects and planners
ArchitectWessel de Jonge
building physics consultantDGMR
structural engineerPieters Bouwtechniek
technical engineerReuser Technisch adviesbureau
contractorVolker Bouwmaatschappij
Client BAM Vastgoed en BAM Volker Bouwmaatschappij
 
Project ID 2094
Latitude/Longitude 51°54'12N 04°27'40E
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