Buitenplaats Brienenoord is a place for people of all ages to think, play and work about and for the future of Rotterdam.
Foundation Grondvesten presented Superuse with an interesting challenge. The goal was to realise a new camp on the island of Brienenoord under the name Buitenplaats Brienenoord.
Located on an island in the Meuse river, Buitenplaats Brienenoord now has a completely self-built circular building where programmes are created with and for the city. Social, cultural, culinary, artistic and educational activities are all intertwined. From cultural education to workshops; from theatre performances to restaurants; and from a table-sitting office to a workshop. It all becomes possible here. This way, the users rehearse together for a possible future of this place, of the city of Rotterdam and of the world.
Ultimately 90% of the old building has been reused; The only new elements are the fastening material, five wooden trusses, column boots and the glazing, in existing frames, on the south facade. Everything else is made from materials with a previous life.