A sleek volume that seems to float on top of the roof of the Las Palmas building: Penthouse Las Palmas is an eye-catching two-storey office extension that consciously contrasts not only with the highrise projects surrounding it, but also with the industrial look of the Las Palmas building itself.
The elliptical penthouse rests on twenty-three thin columns and its floor to ceiling windows on both sides provide the users of the office spaces with splendid views of Rotterdam and the harbour. Linking industrial heritage with a thoroughly modern expansion creates a multifunctional building in this booming and fast developing area of Rotterdam.
OBR OntwikkelingsBedrijf Rotterdam,
Edge Technologies, Amsterdam
(formerly OVG Projectontwikkeling, Rotterdam)
Fokkema & Partners, Delft
Royal Haskoning DHV, Den Haag (formerly DHV, Den Haag)
Oostingh Staalbouw, Katwijk aan Zee
Jannes Linders, Rotterdam
Daria Scagliola, Rotterdam
Design lead and responsible partner: M. Wassmann, project Benthem Crouwel Architects