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BUILDING
 
 
Erasmus Brug - De Zwaan
Erasmus Bridge - The Swan
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ben van Berkel

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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, Erasmus Brug, Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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MATERIALS
 
steel, reinforced concrete

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Zuid-Holland
Region
Rijnmond
Town
Rotterdam
Neighborhoods
Kop van Zuid
Address
Willemsplein/Whilhelminaplein
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Transport and road system infrastructures
Bridges, viaducts, causeway
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1990    
Realisation
1990 - 1996
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Who Am I?
Directed by
Jackie Chan, Benny Chan
Nationality
Hong Kong
Year of production
1998
Cast
Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak, Ed Nelson, Washington Xisolo
Building's role
Considerable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Alcuni progetti significativi" in Alessio Pipinato (ed.), EdA esempi di Architettura 2, 2/2007 [Corridoio V. L'evoluzione nella progettazione delle infrastrutture], "Corridoio V. Gomma: Buone pratiche" pp. 62-68
"Erasmus bridge" in Alessio Pipinato (ed.), EdA esempi di Architettura 2, 2/2007 [Corridoio V. L'evoluzione nella progettazione delle infrastrutture], "Corridoio V. Gomma: Buone pratiche" p. 65 (62-68)
Todd Gannon (ed.), UN Studio. Erasmus Bridge, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2004
Matthew Wells, 30 Bridges, Laurence King, 2002, pp. 170-173
Duccio Biasi, "Quattro ponti esemplari / Four exemplary bridges", Crossing 2, giugno/june 2001 [Exchanging roles], "Esempi pratici/Examples" p. 46 (46-55)
"Il nuovo architetto. Van Berkel & Bos / The new concept of the architect. Van Berkel & Bos", Crossing 2, giugno/june 2001 [Exchanging roles], "Esempi pratici/Examples" pp. 48-49 (46-55)
Peter Wilson, "Bolles + Wilson. Sistemazione paesaggistica del Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam / Landscaping of the Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam", Domus 814, aprile/april 1999 [Il nuovo nomadismo / The new nomadism], pp. 34-39
Ole Bouman, "Qualità nella quantità, la nuova committenza / Quality in Quantity, the New Task", Lotus international 96, marzo/march 1998 [Olanda, Il territorio ipermoderno / La città supertradizionale / The Netherlands, The Hypermodern Territory / The Super Traditional City], pp. 47, 49 (43-51)
Philip Jodidio, "Lignes de force / Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam", Connaissance des arts 534, décembre/december 1996, pp. 92-97
Bart Lootsma, "Un ponte per Rotterdam / A bridge for Rotterdam", Domus 788, dicembre/december 1996, pp. 26-32
Paul Groenendijk, Piet Vollaard, Gids voor moderne architectuur in Rotterdam / Guide to modern architecture in Rotterdam, Uitgeverij 010 Publishers, Rotterdam 1996, p. 63, n. 134
Tracy Metz, "Rotterdam drawbridge opens redevelopment push", Architectural Record, 2/1992, february 1992, p. 18
"Un nuovo ponte a Rotterdam / A New Bridge for Rotterdam", L'Arca 49, maggio/may 1991 [Lo spazio collettivo / Collective Space], "l'Arca2" p. 103
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
The Swan of Rotterdam. 20 years of the Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Kunsthal, 3 september / 20 november 2016
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, Erasmus Brug, Erasmus Bridge, The Swan of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Not only architecture: a symbol for Rotterdam
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CLIENT
 
 
Gemeente Rotterdam
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AMOUNT
 
 
Dutch guilder 365,000,000 [ca. € 165,000,000]
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
pylon m. 140
Lenght
m. 808
span m. 284
Widht
m. 33.80
Consistence
4 lanes
2 tramway tracks
2 cycle tracks
2 sidewalks
Weight
t. 6,800
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ingenieursbureau Gemeentewerken Rotterdam
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STAFF
 
Project
Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau
Design team
Ben van Berkel with Freek Loos, Hans Cromjongh
Collaborators
Ger Gijzen, Willemijn Lofvers, Sibo de Man, Gerard Nijenhuis, Manon Patinama, John Rebel, Ernst van Rijn, Hugo Schuurman, Caspar Smeets, Paul Toornend, Jan Willem Walraad, Dick Wetzels, Karel Vollers
Structural consultant
IBS, IH, IWG
General contractor
steel works: Grootint, Dordrecht
concrete works: MBG/CFE, Brussel/Antwerpen
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Christian Richters, Monostudio, Dion Doornail, Hilbert Krane
Courtesy of UNStudio, Prestphoto | architectour.net

UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, Erasmus Brug, Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands



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