The Student Hotel Rotterdam
The former building at Oostzeedijk was completely stripped. The existing floors were reinforced with steel beams and the fourth floor was removed entirely. During demolition work, we discovered asbestos, which was taken away under stringent supervision. We rebuilt the building from the third floor upwards by means of a light steel structure and timber-framed construction elements. This enabled us to add three floors without having to adapt the foundation.
Difficult construction site
scaffolding. The cranes (sometimes three mobile tower cranes at the same time) were lined up across the road, the lower-lying Oostzeedijk Beneden. As far as possible, materials were delivered 'just in time' and waste was disposed of daily.