Transformation of three young monuments at the historic Parklaan
11 December 2020
For the third time in a row we transformed a young monument at the historic Parklaan in Rotterdam. In the latest building we delivered apartments. Until recently we finished the transformation of two adjacent buildings. One of them is the monumental and known Elevatorhuis. This chique State monument is occupied by multiple tenant offices right now.
We have a special tie with this historic and beautiful location. At Parklaan 8, Michiel brinkman designed the headquarters of the Rotterdam Grain Elevator Company (GEM) over 100 years ago. He is one of the founders of our office.
This young monument was transformed by us last year into a sustainable multi-tenant office building. The adjacent urban house (number 10) and apartments (number 12) are now added to this. The view on these three restored monuments adds to the allure of this historic Parklaan street.
Parklaan 8 was upgraded to energy label A. This was thanks to added windows with HR++ glass, updated airtightness and a highly insulated roof and interior insulation. HRV with CO2 control and fancoil heating/cooling units add to a healthy indoor climate. The other two monuments at Parklaan were also upgraded to energy label A from label H.
The street is, together with the Veerhaven, is one of the few locations of Rotterdam that have survived the bombing of WWII. In total we have transformed four monuments in this historical area. Besides the transformation of Parklaan 8, 10 and 12, we also designed the renovation and extension of the Tax and Customs Museum and the Scheepvaarthuis.
You can read more about Parklaan 8 at our project page.