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BlueCity Offices




Office wing BlueCity in the former discotheque of Tropicana Rotterdam.

On 31 March 2017 BlueCity opened its office wing in the former discotheque Club Tropicana. The office wing is the first part of the former subtropical swimming paradise Tropicana in Rotterdam to be transformed.

The office concept is intended for innovative companies that accelerate the growth of the circular economy with their products and services. Within a year, BlueCity transformed 1300 square metres of the former discotheque into 100 circular workplaces, varying from shared to private offices and fixed or flexible workplaces. The renovation was carried out under the direction of partners COUP, Superuse and Workspot. The window frames used as partition walls are eye-catching. The unusual composition stems from the given dimensions of the harvested window frames.

With this office wing, BlueCity wants to offer circular companies representative space and thus encourage more cooperation and innovation.

Various circular design and project offices, foundations, freelancers and a branch of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have already taken up residence there. The offices and workplaces complement the production areas and the BlueCity Lab that have also been realised in the building. The first part of the transformation from pool to model city is 90% circular.

68% CO2 reduction compared to conventional office refurbishment.

For BlueCity Offices, the most important material input was reused window frames as partition walls. The second input was reused steel, then European structural timber was chosen which is new but renewable, finally conventional hinges and locks were used and broken glass was replaced.


Superuse Rotterdam
Maasboulevard 100 (BlueCity)
3063NS Rotterdam

+3110 4664 444

Superuse Amsterdam
Korte Papaverweg 2c
(De Ceuvel)
1032KB Amsterdam

Superuse China
No.1 North, 3818 Warehouse
798 Art District, Beijing

+86 1324 1111 711

Superuse on Site (SOS)
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Superuse Amsterdam
Korte Papaverweg 2c
(De Ceuvel)
1032KB Amsterdam