Stilwerk Rotterdam, Rhijnhaven Designer Shops

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Stilwerk Rotterdam in Rhijnhaven

9 Jun 2021

Stilwerk Rotterdam

Design: Zirn Architeken and WDJARCHITECTEN

Location: Rhijnhaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Luc Büthker _ Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

Stilwerk Rotterdam in the starting blocks
Transforming the historic warehouse on the Rhijnhaven into the latest design destination with premium brands, retailers and manufacturers. Stilwerk goes Rotterdam; the Dutch metropolis will be home to a new design destination that combines retail and hospitality under one spectacular roof for the first time. International interior retailers, service providers and manufacturers now have the chance to secure a place in Northern Europe’s trendiest design hotspot. Promising talks are already underway. First come, first served.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN

Stilwerk Rotterdam presents its entire brand universe across 8,500 square metres of retail space and seven floors. The design destination offers space for a varied range of products in segments such as living and lifestyle, dining, workplace and homeware. Whether viewed from the perspective of the immediate neighbourhood or international design professionals, Stilwerk Rotterdam presents itself as an open cultural epicentre and also provides important stimuli for innovative developments in the creative industries with events, workshops and collaborations.

A design experience on every level
The ground floor of the historic “Pakhuis Santos” can be accessed from three sides and has been designed in the inviting style of an open market hall. Here, visitors can expect gastronomic delicacies, various offerings ranging from accessories to independent design and frequently changing events. The multipurpose commercial space can be used for events such as workshops, conferences, trade fairs and press functions.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN

The open central staircase – with raised seating on the ground floor – gives guests access to floors one to five. Premium international brands, innovative up-and-coming designers, service providers and technology suppliers present their products in the loft-like spaces. The range of brands is complemented by curated shows on living, working, cooking, sleeping and the outdoors, in which individual products from the suppliers are presented in their ideal themed environment.

The visitor follows a natural route through the centre and enjoys a holistic and inspiring design experience on every level. There are plans for a spacious workspace for creatives and freelancers with integrated dining area, bar and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views on the sixth and seventhfloors, as well as 16 “short-stay” apartments with their own balconies.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Luc Büthker _ Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

Workspace and apartments are furnished with products from stilwerk partners and curated by stilwerk. In this way, retail and hospitality are connected perfectly – like it is already the case with the stilwerk Hotels – and interior design becomes a holistic experience for customers.

stilwerk has set itself the goal “to create a special place for visitors where they can be inspired, work creatively, enjoy the culinary offerings and even live temporarily. And all this in an environment defined exclusively by world-class design.”

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN

Historical architecture meets visionary design
Stilwerk attaches great importance in all its projects to respecting the original architecture so that old and new, historical and modern can complement each other. The historic Santos building – a listed brick building on the Katendrecht peninsula – offers the perfect conditions for this. The former coffee warehouse from 1901 retains its attractive exterior but is being completely renovated and
supplemented with a modern daylight atrium and a floating roof sculpture that stilwerk Management GmbH

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Paul van der Blom

Design hotspot of the Netherlands
Rotterdam is not only the largest seaport in Europe, it is also a dynamic and creative metropolis that is increasingly repositioning itself as the cultural capital of the Netherlands. The port industry has withdrawn from the cityscape in recent years. These areas are developing into modern districts that are being settled by young service companies and creatives. When it came to choosing the latest stilwerk location, the city of Rotterdam impressed as an experimental and design-oriented hotspot in Northern Europe.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN

The area around the Rijnhaven and the up-and-coming Katendrecht neighbourhood is developing into an extension of Rotterdam’s city centre on the south bank. A spacious park, a beach and the river against the backdrop of the Rotterdam skyline beckon you to while away the hours.

The historic harbour side of Rotterdam will be transformed into a new part of the city centre. High-rise buildings will border the new city park, which will occupy a large section of the current harbour basin next to the ‘old’ Rijnhaven with its historic quays, industrial monuments and beautiful views. The Rijnhaven is already easily accessible by public transport and bicycle and offers a wide range of opportunities for work, recreation and shopping. Various forms of accommodation are also available.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN

Living intensified
The stilwerk universe presents more than 800 premium brands in its design destinations, its stilwerk hotels and workspaces, in its online shop and via virtual tour. From the classical to the avant-garde, from the kitchen to the study, from planning to furnishing, from the showroom to digital shopping, stilwerk offers everything when it comes to premium design and relies on cooperation instead of competition.

The stilwerk magazine, a design kiosk, cultural events and a network for architects round off the globally unique concept. At its locations in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and – in the future – Rotterdam, brands, retailers and customers benefit in no small way from the prime location of the houses and hotels, the high-quality offerings in inspiring surroundings, the excellent service and the charisma of the stilwerk brand with its wide-ranging, cross-media communication channels. In 2021, stilwerk is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Stilwerk Rotterdam Rhijnhaven
photo © Paul van der Blom

Design: Zirn Architeken and WDJARCHITECTEN

Photography: Renner Hainke Wirth Zirn Architekten & WDJARCHITECTEN, Paul van der Blom and Luc Büthker _ Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

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Location: Rhijnhaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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