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McDonalds Rotterdam

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Mei architects and planners, NivOO3
location Rotterdam
function horeca, restaurant
contributed by Mei

McDonald’s invited Mei architects to design a new restaurant on the renewed Coolsingel. The new pavilion has been carefully detailed and articulated to open up views of the monumental post office behind it, resulting in a most compact possible core, with glazed façades all around. A fully transparent lobby makes it seem as though the public space flows through the building. Like the historical buildings in the area, the pavilion features a richly articulated façade, carried out in one single material: brass. This warm and elegant-looking material is vandal-proof and enduring at the same time. This McDonald’s is open day 24/7. By day the building is inviting to shoppers, while in the evening it glows to attract the nightlife crowd. The skin of brass is perforated with heart-shaped openings to form a ‘veil’ around the glazed building through which illumination shines. With the application of various degrees of perforation, the brass façade depicts a crowd of people on Coolsingel.

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McDonalds Rotterdam
Coolsingel 44
Project is public!
Opening hours 24/7
How to get there? The McDonald’s Coolsingel is located in the city center of Rotterdam. From Rotterdam Central you can walk to it in about 15 minutes. From Rotterdam Central you can take the Metro (line D and E) or several different tramlines. The nearest Metro/Tram station is ‘Stadhuis’.
Completion 3- 2015
Floor area/size 350 m2
Cost € 1300000,-
Main designer, ArchitectMei architects and planners
Interior architectNivOO3
structural engineerAdviesbureau Roelen
contractorBVR Groep
security consultantGrontmij
services engineerSweegers en de Bruijn
technical engineerVPT Versteeg
Client McDonald's Netherlands
Project ID 14149
Latitude/Longitude 51°55'18N 04°28'47E
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