Dramatic structure for the gateway to Rotterdam

Rotterdam central railway station by architect Zaha Hadid

We were lucky enough to visit the new railway station in Rotterdam last week, by UK based architect, Zaha Hadid.

What a fantastic introduction to Rotterdam as you arrive into this amazingly dramatic structure.

The building is made from reflective metal, with a roof clad in solar cells. The typography on the front of the station is taken from the original railway station that this replaces. Inside there is a very long screen showing a, very well created, video of Holland, old and new.

We can learn a great deal from the way the Dutch approach their built environment.

Central station Rotterdam 2
Central station Rotterdam 3
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