Didden Village, MVRDV Rotterdam House, Netherlands, Architect, Project, Contemporary Dutch Home

Didden Village : Rotterdam Houses

Contemporary Residential Building in Holland – design by MVRDV, architects

9 Feb 2010

Didden Village Rotterdam

Date built: 2007

Design: MVRDV

Didden Village Houses

The first realization in MVRDV’s hometown will be a rooftop house extension.

On top of an existing monumental house and atelier, the bedrooms are positioned as separate houses, optimizing the privacy of every member of the family. The houses are distributed in such a way that a series of plazas, streets and alleys appear as a mini-village on top of the building.

Parapet walls with windows surround the new village. Trees, tables, open-air showers and benches are added, optimizing the rooftop life. By finishing all elements with a blue poly-urethane coating a new “heaven” appears.

It creates a crown on top of the monument.

This addition can be seen as a prototype for a further densification of the old and existing city. It adds a roof life to the city. It explores the costs for the beams, infrastructure, and extra finishes, and it ultimately aims to be lower than the equivalent ground price.

Didden Village architect : MVRDV

Location: Didden, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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