Shipping and Transport College by Neutelings Riedijk Architects: A High Building with Blue- and Silver-Gray Corrugated Metal Panels

Located in Rotterdam with 30.000 m2 in size, Shipping and Transport College is a sixty-meter-high icon designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. Completed in 2005, this building is built with an awesome facade designed of blue- and silver-gray corrugated metal panels.

Design

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It is an iconic building for maritime knowledge in the Port of Rotterdam that zigzags upwards from foot to head like a periscope. There are two large windows, one directs towards the nearby river while another one looking over the port towards the blue sea.

 

Facilities

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Circulation in this vertical school is provided by a pathway of escalators. This building also has a low-rise part that contains awesome facilities such as sports facilities, a media center, restaurants, and simulator rooms. There is also a broad, cantilevered conference room that overlooks the Rotterdam Port.

 

Structure

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The blue- and silver-gray corrugated metal panels on the building facade reminiscent of the containers in the port. Various finishes and patterns are also used in the building interiors to evoke a maritime atmosphere. In the conference hall, the red plastic walls appear just like life jackets while the slatted benches lining the yards and corridors are designed with linseed oil.

 

Shipping and Transport College Gallery

 

Photographer: Jeroen Musch

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