Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet

FAT, Rotterdam, 2008


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View of bridge 

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  • View of bridge    
  • View of site    
  • Hobby hut    
  • Model-boat builder    
  • Signage bridge linking Heerlijkheid to the adjacent suburb    
  • Villa interior    
  • The box structure has pink painted steelwork    
  • Facade treatment    
  • Corner of villa    
  • Side-view of entrance    
  • Entrance    
  • Villa building in distance    
  • Sign pointing to the Hobbit Island arboretum    
  • Close-up view of facade    
  • Cafe exterior    
  • View over bridge    
  • Close-up view of signage    
  • Close-up of layered facade    
  • View over lake    
  • Cafe exterior    
  • Exterior facade of cafe    
  • Park furniture    
  • Views are framed by FAT    
  • View of bridge    
  • Villa building    
  • View of landscape    
  • Festival stage    
  • Close-up view of bridge    
  • Site plan    
  • Villa ground floor    
  • Villa first floor    
  • Section    
  • Front elevation    
  • Park elevation    
  • Hoogvliet sign    
  • Pet cemetery    
  • Site view    
  • Park view    

5.4Ha masterplan site for a 'Summer Village' and 'Hobby Park' in Hoogvliet on the outskirts of Rotterdam

The site is on the edge of a motorway and opposite one of the biggest oil refineries in the world.

After extensive consultation with the local community, a range of community facilities were finalised. Heerlijkheid (which roughly translates as ‘beautiful place’) houses an arthouse cinema; a café; a space dedicated to making models of cargo ships; an arboretum; a nature park; a small scaffold hut for teaching children how to make wattle-and-daub walls; and a large lake in the shape of a map of the Netherlands for birds and model boats, surrounded by barbecues.


  • Begun: May 2007
  • Completed: Jun 2008
  • Sector: Master-planning
  • Total cost: £1.9M
  • Tender date: Dec 2006
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Hoogvliet, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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