Schiecentrale 4B is the final block in the redevelopment of the former Schiehaven power plant. It contains 156 live-work units, 20 quayside houses, supermarket, gymnasium, 400 parking places and a semi-public deck with sun terrace, podium and playground. This combination of functions adds life to the area, which has become the hub of the creative industry in Rotterdam in recent years. Schiecentrale 4B is a new building wrapped around the old power plant. The scale and size are in keeping with the metropolitan docklands context. The slab shape means that every live-work unit enjoys views of both the River Maas and the city of Rotterdam. All units are accessible from a gallery faced in a specially woven stainless-steel screen and have glazed facades with floor-to-ceiling harmonica doors on the west side. Attached to the gallery are storage units - normally hidden away, but now eye-catching objects. The free floor-plans of the lofts allow residents to determine the arrangement of rooms.
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