Transformation PTT-building
21.06.2017

Recently, JSA has delivered the Preliminary Design for the transformation of the former building of the national telephone company (PTT), located on the Binnenrotte in Rotterdam. The Binnenrotte bi-weekly hosts the local market, and is one of the most vibrant spots in the center of Rotterdam.

The characteristic brickwork building is part of a bigger complex. In 2004-2009, architectural office Rapp+Rapp redeveloped the neighboring building to offices for the municipality. As a result of this renovation, the original main entrance of the complex was demolished. In the remaining part of the premises a new entrance has to be created. After the transformation it will house a catering facility on ground floor level, offices on the first and second floor, and loft apartments on the third floor and the attic.

By implementing a few well-chosen interventions in the existing rigid facade, the building will be made suitable for its new functions. The new additions are subtle but have a contemporary detailing. The most spectacular additions are the large vertical rooflights, which will provide the lofts with lots of daylight.