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Mei architects and planners

Mei architects and planners is an internationally operating architectural firm with extensive expertise in the area of redevelopment, transformation, urban planning and inner-city development projects. The work of Mei architects and planners has been widely published and awarded. The office was set up in 2003 by architect Robert Winkel and is based in Rotterdam. Mei is particularly noted for transforming existing buildings such as the Jobsveem warehouse, Delfshaven factory and Fenix warehouses in Rotterdam. And it has completed striking new-build projects such as Schiecentrale 4B in Rotterdam, De Verkenner in Utrecht and McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 in Rotterdam. In addition, the office has drawn up urban designs that include dynamic master plans for Moss Verket in Norway, London in England, Nantes in France and the OPG-location in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The work of Mei has been widely published and received numerous awards. Mei likes to explore subjects in depth, and the designers on the team know all the ins and outs of building regulations. And thanks to his chairmanship of the Environmental Quality Commission in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Robert Winkel possesses a wealth of knowledge about local authority design and planning policy. All this expertise forms an excellent basis for highly complex projects. Moreover, delving into history in order to ensure that proposals for renewal draw naturally on existing qualities is something Mei takes for granted. Demonstrating this approach is the rich variety of re-use and redevelopment projects across the country, among them several projects concerning historic buildings that enjoy a protected status at municipal or national level. They include the Gouda Cheese Warehouse, the Jobsveem warehouse, WEST507 and the renovation of the Lijnbaan shopping precinct in Rotterdam. In the area of technology, Mei embraces the challenge of inventing and developing creative solutions in the form of new products and applications. Examples include perforated steel sheets for a car park in Almere, the composite storage units and protective screens of woven stainless steel for the Schiecentrale 4b building and the gold anodized aluminum façade with heart-shaped perforations for the McDonalds pavilion in Rotterdam. Mei is particularly interested in the people who occupy its buildings. What opportunities does the architecture offer them; What new prospects and potential for social interaction does it create. Because of their spatial design and routing, the buildings direct meetings between people and thus act as catalysts for the neighbourhood and contribute to the creation of strong communities. A feature of Mei architects is the attitude of curiosity and openness with which the office deals with commissions, partners and contexts alike. To enhance its power of thought and action further, Mei enters into alliances with parties in the field. And the office likes to share the expertise it accumulates in the process. That is why Mei creates space not only for acquiring knowledge but also for imparting it through presentations, workshops, guided tours and guest lectures at universities. Robert Winkel founded Mei architects and planners in 2003 and is the energetic leader of a growing Mei team of designers and experts. As chief designer, he is the driving force behind all projects at the office, and an enterprising and dynamic presence both inside and outside the office. Robert holds various external roles of social importance. He is chairman of Environmental Quality Commission in Amsterdam, supervisor of Rotterdam – the Hague Airport and chairman of the Quality-team Feyenoord-City in Rotterdam. On a regular basis he serves as a visiting critic on numerous universities and colleges and he is a frequently asked juror for various awards, as the Gouden Piramide state prize and ARC Awards.


Awards


Iconic Awards 2018, Innovative Architecture - Selection, Gouda Cheese Warehouse Dutch Steel Award, 1st prize category residential building, 2018, Gouda Cheese Warehouse Architizer A+Awards 2017 finalist, category Architecture + Concrete, De Verkenner Archmarathon Award 2017 1st prize category Mixed Use & Residential Buildings with De Verkenner Concrete Award 2017, nominee, De Verkenner BNA Building of the Year 2106, nominee McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 Rotterdam Iconic Awards 2015, winner category Architecture, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 Rotterdam German Design Award 2016, winner, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 Rotterdam ARC15 Detail Award nominee McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 Rotterdam WAN metal in architecture award, shortlist Gnome Parking Almere-Buiten, 2014 Rotterdam Architecture prize 2013, shortlist De Fabriek Delfshaven, Rotterdam Roterodamum Restoration prize 2013, 2nd prize De Fabriek Delfshaven, Rotterdam Rotterdam Building quality prize, nomination with Schiecentrale 4B, 2009 BNA Building of the year, nomination for Schiecentrale 4B, 2009 National Renovation prize 2009, 1st prize with Jobsveem, 2009 Dutch Building prize 2009, nomination with Jobsveem, 2009 Rotterdam Building quality prize, 1st prize with Jobsveem, 2008 Job Dura prize, Schiecentrale and Jobsveem on shortlist, 2008 Steel prize 2008, 1st prize with Jobsveem, 2008 Steel prize 2008, nomination with Kraton 230, 2008 BNA Building of the year, nomination for Schiecentrale fase 4A, 2008 BNA Building of the year, nomination for LOC, 2008 Geveltotaal Architecture prize, 1st prize for façade and cast iron panels Schiecentrale phase 4A, 2008 Living Steel International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing (Londen), short-listed, 2007 Dutch Design Prize, nomination for cast iron panels Schiecentrale phase 4A, 2006 Unorthodocks competition, 2nd prize with a vision for the development of Stadshavens Rotterdam, 2006 IFD grant for the PWS housing association in connection with 200 flexible living and working units in Schiecentrale Rotterdam, 2004 Rotterdam Design Prize, 3rd prize with Smarthouse, 2003 Sustainable Building Prize, City of Rotterdam with 25kV Building, 2001 Spacious Living competition, 1st prize with De Gedoogwoning, 2001 Rotterdam City Office competition, nomination with The People’s Palace, 2001 National Steel Prize 2000, nomination with 25kV Building, 2000 EO Wijers competition, honorary mention with The Wild North, 1998 Church for the 21st Century competition, 1st prize, 1997 Glass House competition, 3rd prize with Mi Casa es su Casa, 1996 Roosendaal competition on squares, honorary mention with De Stolling van Roosendaal, 1995


Publications


2018 C3 magazine (Korea) Post Industrial Conversions, Kaaspakhuis Gouda, February 2018 Cobouw (NL) Wonen in het bad waar bijna heel Gouda heeft leren zwemmen, Spaardersbad, April 2018 2017 Houtblad (NL) Ode aan oude planken, Kaaspakhuis Gouda, Hilde de Haan, November 2017 Stedebouw & Architectuur (NL) Sublieme architectuur, Oktober 2017 Bouwwereld (NL) State of the Art - Kaaspakhuis Mei, November 2017 Architectuur NL THUIS BIJ Robert Winkel, Oktober 2017 Surfaces reporter (IN) Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ facade for a residential tower, De Verkenner, Oktober 2017 de Architect (NL) Nieuw licht op donker pakhuis, Kaaspakhuis Gouda, September 2017 AD Rotterdam (NL) Wonen in ‘spierballen-pand’, WEST507, May 2017 Dutch Design Daily (NL) Woontoren De Verkenner in Utrecht, De Verkenner, April 2017 Architectenweb (NL) Mei transformeert Stokvisgebouw, WEST507, April 2017 2016 Sites Archi (FR) Le choc du McDo chic, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, November 2016 De Architect (NL) Woontoren als symbool van verandering, De Verkenner, October 2016 Cobouw (NL) Weten hoe de hazen lopen, Gouda Cheese Warehouse, September 2016 #101 Divisare (IT) Tower De Verkenner, De Verkenner, September 2016 Designboom Mei architects inscribes tower in Utrecht with poetic verse about life in the city, De Verkenner, September 2016 De Volkskrant (NL) McDonald’s Rotterdam en tennisclub IJburg genomineerd voor Beste Gebouw 2016, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, March 30 2016 AD Rotterdam (NL) Uit oude loods verrijst een ‘Mensengebouw’, Fenix I, March 2016 Cobouw (NL) Lees eens een galerijflat, De Verkenner, March 2016 SCA Magazine (AR) Edificio Fenix Lofts, Fenix I, April 2016 Cobouw (NL) Transformatie op z’n Rotterdams, Fenix I, January 2016 2015 Designboom Mei architects and planners completes Coolsingel McDonald’s in Rotterdam, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, August 21 2015 Divisare (IT) Shining McDonald’s in the heart of Rotterdam, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, August 2015 CONDE (TW) Shining McDonald’s’, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, August 2015 Domusweb (IT) Mei architects: McDonald’s, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, June 2015 Archello Shining McDonald’s in heart of Rotterdam’, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, June 2015 Archdaily McDonald’s pavilion on Coolsingel, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, June 2015 Dezeen (GB) McDonald’s restaurant by Mei Architects boasts a golden facade and a spiral staircase, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, June 2015 ArchDaily Mei and Felixx propose housing for post-war residential area , Ludlstrasse Munchen, March 2015 Bogue (NL) Goh. We hebben de mooiste McDonald’s ter wereld!?!?!, McDonald’s Coolsingel 44, 2015 2014-older ARQ (AR) Los aportes de la escuela Holandesa, November 2014 Zeppelin (RO) Mei Architecten: Gnome parking garage, Almere, Gnome Parkinggarage, December 2012 #110 De Volkskrant (NL) De nieuwe ambachtelijkheid, Gnome Parkinggarage, February 2011 MARK (NL) Mei Architects incorporated 1200 garden gnomes into a parking garage, Gnome Parkinggarage, September 2010 Bouwwereld (NL) Auto-industrie maakt gevel voor parkeergarage, Gnome Parkinggarage, September 2010 DETAIL (DE) Apartment house and office building in Rotterdam, Schiecentrale 4B, August 2010 A+U (JP) Schiecentrale 4B, August 2009 De Architect (NL) Opinie. Niet klagen, maar vernieuwen, May 2009 Archiworld (KR) Special Mei Architecten en stedenbouwers: architect of the month, May 2009 ID+C (CN) Dutch architectural design in a new era, Jobsveem, January 2009 De Architect (NL) Architectuur en de kunst van het loslaten, Schiecentrale 4B, January 2009 #1 MARK (NL) Mei breathes new life into Rotterdam’s gallery high-rise, Schiecentrale 4B, December 2008 DETAIL (CN) Kraton 230, Kraton 230, August 2008 De Volkskrant (NL) Kaal beton, staal en veel pikzwart, Schiecentrale 4B, August 2008 pp. 16 MARK (NL) Rust never sleeps, Kraton 230, June 2008 De Architect (NL) Licht in zwaargewicht, Jobsveem, January 2008 De Architect (NL) Roest gestemd, Kraton 230, November 2007 Bauwelt (DE) Wohnungsbau nach VINEX, Schiecentrale 4B, July 2007


CV Robert Winkel (May 01.1963)

Education Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture University of Amsterdam, construction economics Secondary education in Amsterdam

Overview of Job Positions 2003-present Architect and founder Mei architects and planners 2001-2008 Founder Smarthouse (in collaboration with Holland Beton Groep), Design and build concept for mass-customized houses of steel 1996-2003 Architect and founder Robert Winkel Architecten 1995-2013 Founder, editor and director of Archined (www.archined.nl), The Architecture Site of the Netherlands on Internet, in collaboration with Piet Vollaard and 010 Publishers 1991-1995 CEPEZED Architecten (project architect)

Teacher 2000-present Graduation mentor at Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Academies of Architecture in Rotterdam, Tilburg, Maastricht and Arnhem (28 students) 2011-2013 Series of lectures / seminar at Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, ‘designing with building regulations’ (ontwerpen binnen wettelijke en juridische kaders), with guest speakers 2008 Series of 8 lectures about Jobsveem at Delft University of Technology (initiated by Thijs Asselbergs) 2004-present Teacher of post-graduate education, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Fire 2000-2010 Student projects analysis 25kv -building and Schiecentrale 1994-present Guest teacher and visiting critic at Delft University of Technology, some in collaboration with Lars Spuybroek, Jacob van Rijs, Jasper van Zwol 1994-present Teacher and visiting critic at Eindhoven University, the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam, Tilburg, Maastricht and Arnhem, University of Technology Eindhoven, Gent University 1994-present Tutor at various international workshops

Languages Dutch excellent English very good German very good Spanish very good French very good Italian good


Committees / Juries  (among others) 2018-present Chairman of Quality-team Feyenoord City, Rotterdam 2108-present Supervisor Rotterdam - The Hague Airport 2018-present Deputy Chairman of Amsterdam Commission for Architecture and Built Environment 2018 Chairman of Jury ARC18 Oeuvre Award 2017-present Chairman of Amsterdam Commission for Architecture and Built Environment Subcomm. III 2016-2017 Member of Amsterdam Commission for Architecture and Built Environment Subcomm. III 2016 Jury member Gouden Piramide, award for inspiring commissioning 2014-present Boardmember Rotterdam Roof Festival 2011-2014 Deputy Chairman of the Rotterdam Commission for Architecture and Built Environment 2013-2014 Member Q-team Havenbedrijf Rotterdam 2011-present Member advisory board Booosting 2010 Jury member of BNA Jonge Architectenprijsvraag 2009 Jury member of StedenBouwNu 2009-2011 Architecture Fund, Advisory Board member Architecture Project Grants 2009 Jury member of Europan 10 2009 Jury member, Rotterdam-Maaskantprize for Young Architects 2008 Member board of professionals, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design 2008-2014 Member of Commission for Architecture and Built Environment of the City of Rotterdam (welstand- en monumentencommissie) 2008-2011 Member of the Rotterdam Monument Team (monumentenwerkgroep) 2008 Jury member, Netherlands Architecture Institute (competition ‘Rotterdam Mooier Dan!’) 2008 Board member Booosting 2008 Jury member of Archiprix 2008 Member feedback group of the Netherlands Architecture Fund 2006 Jury member of Total Façade Innovation and Architecture Prize 2004-present Board member of Vedute 2001 Jury member of Ikthinos (Maaskant) prize, Academy of Architecture Rotterdam 2000-present Member of several forums, symposiums, debates 1983-1984 Board member of Stylos Lectures (among others) Dutch heritage exhibition, Moscow (RU) Provada transformatieplein, Amsterdam (NL) Vastgoedmarkt Collegetour, Amsterdam (NL) Design and Emotion conference, Amsterdam (NL) Re-Use lecture, together with Dutch minister of Education, Culture & Science, Sao Paulo Brasil (BR) Les salons structuralistes, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL) No excuse: Re-use, Heritage & Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Delft (NL) Hessischer Architektentag, Frankfurt (DE) BNA academie, herbestemming, Amsterdam (NL) Gunsan University, Bunsan Port Authority, Seoul (South Korea) Zeppelin #48, Bucharest (RU) Arcelor Mittal Conference, Warsaw (PL) Delft University of Architecture, Delft (NL) Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Valencia (ES) Nantes (FR)


Mei & Sustainability


Sustainability Sustainability is a broad term. It is a generic term for a building that is efficient and pleasant for the user functions, the energy supplied by natural resources. In such a way that the current building needs are met without the possability of other nations and future generations is hampered. The building code sets requirements on energy consumption through the EPC. This is reduced by January 1, 2009 and for schools set at 1.3 (formerly 1.4). This requirement does not affect other aspects such as environment and quality of use aside, in Mei, therefore uses the elements used by the GPR. (GPR-and-BREEAM scores may soon be changed). Mei is a member of the Dutch Green Building Council and has a certified GB-Breeam expert within the team. The DGBC is an independent organization, a hallmark of sustainability is beeing developed for Dutch buildings. This will allow them to grade sustainability in the Netherlands and for Mei to further define and improve and ultimately to achieve energy-neutral buildings. In our work as architects, the user comes first. It is known that users (employees, residents, etc.) has little influence on the climate of their living / working space. The negative effects are sometimes referred to as sick building syndrome. Specific knowledge of the user, the use of the facade and the knowledge of the installation, may spawn ideas to optimize sustainability thru the wants and needs of the user. The user is involved in sustainability. The human aspect lift the building above the ordinary product, man is the building!

Typical Mei projects in the area of sustainability: Jobsveem Building quality Award 2008, first prize Best score on GPR (measuring sustainability housing) 25kV building Sustainable Building Award 2001, first prize Schiecentrale 4B IFD demonstration project grant from € 250,000, Best score on GPR (measuring sustainability housing) The Four Worlds Epc 0.49 Score GPR “ambition 2: distinctive durable” LOC Hardenberg Reduced floor space by means of dual use V1 and V2 Villa office with heat and cold storage in the soil with a heat pump. The facade is to hold Accoya wood. In 2008 it won the national award for sustainable innovation (‘Egg of Columbus “) Living Steel Nomination contest “Living Steel International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing” The goal of the contest ‘Living Steel’ is affordable and durable steel housing development in the area around the river bed of the Thames, where people can live comfortably and happily. Tamagotchibox The user can direct environment while improving the environment by working to influence the CO2 emissions.

De heer R. Platje

actief heeft deelgenomen aan het Nationaal BREEAM Congres 2018.

Expertcertificaat BREEAM-NL Nieuwbouw en Renovatie

20 maart 2018 te Rotterdam

Door deelname aan het Nationaal BREEAM Congres 2018 is de geldigheidsduur van de bovenstaande Expertcertificaten verlengd tot 31 december 2019.

Alle erkende BREEAM-NL Experts en Assessoren staan vermeld op www.breeam.nl.

Urban Farming Sustainable solution to urban wastelands where locals can grow crops and livestock to keep. There are many areas in town that are perfect for urban farmers, or Urban Farming Smart House IFD demonstration status The technique of a Smart House is such that it later can be easily extended or reduced if desired. These components can all be reused. Flex 10 IFD demonstration status Viable Housing (dwelling grace) IFD demonstration status


Mei & Building Technology


Materialisation and product development have become more and more important factors in the design process. Mei building technology anticipates on this development by researching and developing new products or by finding new applications for existing products. This way technology can be used as a design-tool. The application of these new or adapted products lead to the creation of one-off buildings with a clear, unique identity. Product development is, just as the design process, an integrated process. Mei acquires specific knowledge from her partners (suppliers, consultants, universities, etc.) to come to a high-quality product. Mei building technology is not only applied during the design process, but also constantly developing new ideas, independent of our building projects. During the design process of a project the need may arise for a specific product that, at that time, just isn’t available on the market in that specific form. If that is the case, Mei building technology will develop the product specifically for that project. Short-term projects don’t have this luxury. Converting a product-idea into the development and application of that product is usually a long and intensive process. To be able to develop the ideas that occur during a short-term project. mei also does project-independant research, usually in cooperation with a producer and agreements on guarantees and (assembly)costs are made. A product or sollution is stored in our database and is instantly available if needed.


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The history of the Lloyd district goes back to around 1900. Increasing industrialisation and a rising volume of goods led to the construction of new docks such as Schiehaven, St. Jobshaven and Parkhaven. The stevedoring firm Müller & Co gave Müllerpier its name. The firm Blaauwhoed built the St. Jobsveem warehouse and the St. Jobsilo for storing products from the colonies. The Lloydpier took its name from the Rotterdamsche Lloyd shipping company. It built a terminal on the pier from where its passenger ships departed for the Dutch East Indies. In 1951 the Kota Inten moored at Lloydpier with on board 900 military personnel from the former Royal Dutch Indies Army (KNIL) and their families. The Arrival marks the start of the Moluccan community in the Netherlands. Around 12,500 Moluccan (Ambonese) people were transported from Java to the Netherlands on twelve ships.  The first Dutch electricity power plant, the Schiehavencentrale, found a home in the Lloydkwartier. The area blossomed. But activity declined in the decades after the war. Port activity shifted westwards as bigger ships needed more and deeper space for loading and unloading. In 1996 the Schiehaven- Müllerpier, as the Lloydkwartier was then called, was home to just a few port-related businesses. The disused Müllerpier was used as a venue for festivals. 

The remarkable area is now the site for the construction of a unique piece of Rotterdam with new next to old and new inside old. The district will have between 1750 and 2000 dwellings, many of them overlooking the river. The architecture is sturdy and spectacular, and in harmony with the character of the former dock area. Scores of companies, most of them in the commercial creative sector, have since moved into the redeveloped port buildings. Schiecentrale is home to firms in the audio-visual, film, animation, ICT and artist sectors; De Nieuwe Maaskant houses architecture offices; Blaauwhoedenveem houses architecture and design offices. Other arrivals include Kühne en Nagel in the former office of Rotterdamsche Lloyd and the imposing College of Shipping and Transport. The city in the city is turning into the focal point for the audio-visual and ICT industry. Entertainment opportunities are aplenty thanks to the big sports and events area (Lloyd Multiplein) and numerous cafés.

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from 2000 a flourishing new cityharbor • public parking • fitting residential program, the first lofts of Rotteram • flexible office spaces • extra amenities (supermarket, daycare, etc.) • design public space and the quay will get new meaning • studio halls to indoor playground


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Harbour building to live, work and relax in prizes: Rotterdam building quality prize 2009, nomination BNA ‘Building of the year’ 2009, nomination Job Dura prize 2008, Schiecentrale on shortlist client: OBR Ontwikkelings Bedrijf Rotterdam ( Rotterdam City Development Corporation) Woningstichting PWS (PWS Housing Association) Proper Stok Rotterdam program: living/working units, offices, garage, quayside dwellings, supermarket, gym and semi-public deck total 55.000 m2 team Mei: Robert Winkel, Robert Platje, Hennie Dankers, Eelco Dekker, Frank Aarssen, Jack Bouwer, Erwin Verhoeve, Maurice de Ruijter, Bart Spee, Jack Hoogenboom, Mirjam van Dam, Joanne Wienk, Leah Wiederholdt, Meike Stoetzer, Richel Lubbers, Michel Zaan, Jane Nagtegaal consultants: constructie: PBT, DHV | bouwfysica: DGMR installaties: Grontmij Bravenboer & Scheers brand: Ralph Hamerlinck | bouwkosten: Bouwhaven materiaal: Aldus Bouwinnovatie | wind: Windsafe completion: 2005 - 2008 building costs: € 42.000.000,location: Lloydpier (Lloyd quay), Rotterdam publications (among others): Detail (2010 ) A+U (2009) Archiworld (2009) Architectenweb magazine (2009) De Architect (2009) MARK (2008) Volkskrant (2008) Gevelbouw (2008) ArchitectuurNL (2008) AD (2008, 2007) Bauwelt (2007) Construction insights (2007) IFD Bouwen (2004)


Schiecentrale 4B is the final block in the redevelopment of the former Schiehaven power plant and surroundings. The combination of office space, residential units and live-work units brings even more life to an area that in recent years has blossomed to become the hub of the creative industry in Rotterdam. Schiecentrale 4B consists of a spectacular new building that wraps around the north-western sides of the old Schiecentrale plant. Like a small city, the new complex offers a variety of housing types that cater for self-confidant people active in the creative industry and who are attracted to the harbour atmosphere that the area still breathes. The scale and size are in keeping with the metropolitan docklands context. The shape chosen for the slab means that every residential unit enjoys views of both the River Maas and the city of Rotterdam. Programme The new building contains 55,000 square metres of programme, 7000 of which is office space. There are also 156 live-work units whose floor-plans can be arranged as desired, and twenty ground-access quayside houses each with 3.5 floors. Additional amenities consist of a supermarket (2000 square metres), a gymnasium (600 square metres), 400 parking places in a supervised garage, and a semi-public deck of 3000 square metres. A sun terrace, podium, playground and lunchtime supervision facility for schoolchildren complete the programme. View The most distinctive feature of the project is the height of the building, a 50-metre-tall slab that stretches for a length of 130 metres and rises above the former electricity power plant. The 11-floor structure contains office space and live-work units that are accessible from a gallery faced in a specially woven stainless-steel screen. Attached to the gallery are storage units, which are normally hidden away in the basement, but are now positioned opposite the front doors as eye-catching objects. All spaces on the west side of the building are fitted with glazed facades. From here, occupants enjoy a spectacular view of the River Nieuwe Maas and the port. Floor-to-ceiling harmonica doors front the live-work units and can open to turn the apartment into an enclosed and sunny terrace.

Facing the river only, the quayside dwellings feature glazed facades that allow for optimal use. The rear of these popular dwellings adjoins the car park, turning them into a reinterpretation of the drive-in house: you drive into your home as it were. The free floor-plans of the living units allow residents to determine the arrangement of rooms. On account of the high level of flexibility, all technical installations in the spaces, and also on the facades of the building, are surface mounted. The complex has the character of a pure dock structure interwoven with the technology of offshore and process industries. The design strategy adopted by Mei embraces mistakes by the contractor, which are inevitable when many hands are involved in work. The result is a sturdy building that deliberately accommodates imperfections. Schiecentrale has enjoyed considerable praise and international media attention. Self-confident residents have made their home in Schiecentrale. So too has Mei: in the summer of 2013 it relocated to the 16th floor at the top of the building. Visitors are always welcome in our office, and we would be delighted to guide anybody interested around the projects on the Lloydpier.


Flexible The shared objective of the clients was to realise a compact building complex in which the various programme elements were interchangeable. This mainly concerned the living-working units and offices in the High and Low Plate (floors can be used as either office or living-working space but this also applies to the supermarket, gym and parking garage in the lower structure). Another aim of the clients was to turn the Schiecentrale into a campus. This meant that a carefully considered mixture of programmes needed to be projected onto the complex. The economic situation, future uncertainties in terms of usage, sound-proofing of structures next to existing studios and speed of completion led to the decision to construct the new building with a concrete skeleton and non load-bearing walls. This project was awarded the IFD Demonstration status. On account of the great flexibility, all technical installations in the spaces as well as on the façades are carried out as ‘assembly’. The complex exudes the character of a typical port building in which technology from the offshore and processing sectors has been integrated.

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OPG site Utrecht


Feasibility study redevelopment of the OPG and bus location in the Merwedekanaalzone in Utrecht. client: Municipality Utrecht design: Mei architects and planners project team: Municipality Utrecht, Mei architects and planners, RealNomics, Pieters Bouwtechniek program: approx. 2000 dwellings, 40,000 m2 business, 150 meters Parc, 1450 parking spaces Team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Thomas Bianchi The OPG site together with the bus parking are part of sub-area 5 in the Merwedekanaalzone in Utrecht. The municipality has the ambition to develop this subarea into a highly urban area with a mix of housing, business and social facilities. Assignment Mei has been asked by the Municipality of Utrecht to investigate the social added value of the existing facilities and buildings in the existing qualities of the OPG and Bus site. This process can be characterized as a practical search for the identity of the area. This search included the development of spatial models and volume studies, constructive studies of the existing buildings and new constructions, research into the program for the promotion of the area, studies on healthy urbanization by means of green parking, functional mixing, energy and city on eyelevel. Based on this extensive research, core values have been determined that can be retained, strengthened, and/ or added. Mei also developed a dynamic plan with various urban development scenarios. History The OPG site has developed over the past years as a breeding ground for creative, small-scale and social companies and is now well known. Several companies have indicated that they would like to settle here permanently. The history of the site is characterized by both social and innovative activity. Originally, the Onderline Farmaceutische Groothandel (OPG) was established on the site, which was created by a pharmacy guild where medicines were developed, manufactured and distributed in an innovative way. The Municipal Social Workplace added a social function to the area. The Municipal Transport Company Utrecht cleverly extended the lifespan of city buses. Nowadays, it is still important as an office destination under the name Qbuzz and for building and maintenance of city buses.


boulder hall Sterk

de Alchemist

brewery De Kromme Haring source: dekrommeharing.nl

Blue Linked rye nursery

Circus Diedom source: diedom

rowers in the Merwedekanaal source: blikoproeien.nl

Qbuzz remise

Interviews The starting point of our feasibility study was interviewing all present entrepreneurs. Who are they, what do they do? And what contribution do they make to both the OPG site and the entire area? The innovative and social activity of the early days can still be found, for example at Blue Linked, Stadsbrug WIJ3.0. and I Did Slow Fashion. Multi-company building and meeting center De Alchemist is a social addition, Vechtclub XL is for creative entrepreneurs, and after the arrival of Boulderhal Sterk, Skatepark Utrecht, Circus Diedom, restaurant De Klub and Brouwerij De Kromme Haring, the OPG area also contains sports and recreational facilities. Mei has spoken to all people involved.

creative entrepreneurs VechtclubXL landscapeinterventions.nl

workshops in the fightclub source: vechtclubxl.nl

Industrial heritage The OPG site is characterized by optimistic postwar architecture from the 1950s and 1960s. The ensemble structure, with readable production flows, and the reasonably good state make this a unique, historical complex. Mei has done research on the flexibility, adaptability and constructive possibilities of the existing buildings. The various buildings are valued based on architectural and cultural-historical importance. The study gives three possible outcomes. For a few buildings, the expiration date has expired, and they can be demolished. Some buildings could be temporarily used in the area development and some buildings are, according to the research, valuable within the ensemble and promising for the future. In the follow-up phase, research will be conducted into the financial feasibility of maintaining the buildings.


Aerial photo approx. 1960

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Research into the original functioning of the OPG-site

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figure 2 Municipal Transport company Utrecht G.V.U - 1962

Conclusion of the research valuable for the ensemble (cohesion, routing and connection) valuable cultural historic and architecturally (identity, typology, character)

in research temporary use


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Added Value The Merwedekanaalzone must become a mixed area that is attractive for both living, working and staying. At the moment, a number of companies have been established here that can also be perfectly accommodated in the future residential area, and they can provide significant added value for the area. The creative sector in particular contributes to social issues, economic added value and strong profiling of the area and the city. Community The combination of old and new is visibly reinforced by means of careful integration of urban new buildings into industrial heritage. This results in a special neighborhood that embraces the rough and free identity of the OPG and the Bus site grounds and generates an appropriate residential product for people with the same “mindset�. Healthy Urban Living The feasibility study is aimed at developing an area where existing and new identity reinforce each other, and where healthy urban living is priority. The urban integration of new buildings (housing) with industrial heritage is based on the vision that the new must be in line with the character of the existing buildings. The OPG and bus site can thus develop into a place for healthy, urban life where the public space is a welltended, green environment with small-scale facilities. The program consists of a lively mix of creative activity, relaxation, facilities and housing. A new urban residential area that the city can be proud of. The public space is spacious with many sunny and wind-free living areas. Healthy in a green environment,

Quality model (T=4)

where pedestrians and cyclists have priority. The courts, streets and squares form green habitats where park and water are always nearby. A smart mix of active programs in the plinth ensures liveliness during the day and in the evening. Mei has developed various development scenarios.


T=1 maximum preservation

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T=5 minimal preservation

T=6 no preservation

Dynamic plan. T= time recording


OPG Hof The development of the zone along the Koningin Wilhelminalaan has also been included in the various scenarios. By developing new buildings along this avenue an attractive urban space is created, a court with a combination of existing and new buildings. Variant with building M as Food Depot In this variant the courts typology is continued. Around the existing buildings, intimate and lively courts with a pleasant scale emerge. The courts are collective and public. In addition, the area is characterized by public streets and squares. The courtyards around the ensemble of OPG buildings are characterized by the bulk halls, company building, manufacturing building, former head office on Europalaan and the assembly hall on the water. Building M has a special function in its entirety because it connects the central square and the park to the canal. Good sun and permeability is an important starting point in the design of this urban structure. The mix of industrial heritage and new construction creates a high-quality living environment; characteristic of a layered city with a strong identity.

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Lokhalle


Redevelopment locomotive site in Leverkusen competition finalist client: Cube Real Estate design: Mei architects and planners program: living, working and recreation team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Anton Wubben, Steef Meijer, Carsten Smink, Lisa Gotz, Roberto Magnanini, YanHang Lo

Mei architects and planners is one of four international offices that, after a preselection, was invited by Cube Real Estate to develop a plan for the adaptive reuse of a former locomotive plant Werk Opladen, near Leverkusen in Germany. Inside this impressive industrial hall, designed in 1899, locomotives and carriages were being repaired ever since 1903. Many people from Leverkusen worked here. Accordingly, many generations of professionals centered their lives around Opladen. After the closing of the factory in 2003, with which over a 1000 people lost their jobs, this chapter came to an end. With the upcoming transformation, the buildings that symbolize the pride of Opladen hold a new and bright future with a challenging and flexible program. The locomotive workshop (Lokhalle) contains of a series of connected industrial halls. Incorporated as well, are the campus for the Hogschule fßr Techniek (TH KÜln), and the Ketelhuis north of the Lokhalle that will be transformed into a restaurant. Mei’s vision is to turn the site into a flourishing and integral new neighbourhood within the city. This masterplan aims at helping the site become a unique and lively place for living, working, leisure and education.


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The Lokhalle The Lokhalle 3 will be the central meeting place, a nice area packed with history. This hall will be entirely preserved, with its raw concrete floor, old construction characteristics, and especially the space and light that comes from the glass inside the facades and roof. The original facades on the west, north, and east side will be preserved because of their historic value. They will be restored where needed to serve the program meant for the space. Together with the new building projects, it will form a beautiful composition of old and new. Next to preserving values such as light and space and the existing construction, greenery will be added to improve the climate and acoustics inside the space. Flexible program The program of the hall is very flexible and easily adaptable in the future. It contains of 2000m2 space for open functions. As it is a semi-outdoor space, strongly connected with the surroundings and local community. It is also very well suited for local events such as a Christmas market, a gathering of the local carnival association, or the live screening of sports events. The Lokhalle offers many possibilities offered for closed functions, such as fitness, that residents, students, and employees from the TH and offices can make use of. The hall is accessible from all sides of the building, as well as from the underground parking garage. The south side of the hall is connected to the Boulevard and the TH through a park. Through this park, the original railways also enters the building, and will remain visible in the flooring inside the building. From the ceiling hangs the so called ‘SonderstĂźck’, a beautiful locomotive from the old days.

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All dwelling are at the noise-free north side ode the complex

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Scheme 1: conservation construction elements

Scheme 2: noise

Biodiversity and CO2 reduction from greenery Rainwater tank for watering the gardens and greenery inside the Hall Parking for bikes

Conservation of existing elements Integrated solar cell inside the glass roof for extra protection against the sun

Scheme 3: sustainability

Solar panels on top of residential structures

View of the monuments

Phase 3: Dwellings and underground parking

Phase 1a: Central Hall

Solar panels

Parking for electric cars Storage rainwater Rainwater tank for watering the gardens and greenery inside the Hall

Phase 1b: Gastronomy

Scheme 4: flexible phasing

Phase 2b: Parking and offices

Phase 2a: Parking and offices


Living On the north side at the spot of the former Hallenschiffe 1 and 2 are five residential buildings consisting of six storeys. These residential buildings contain of a royal entrance hall attached to the Lokhalle, and are also accessible from the parking garage. These buildings are flexible in their layout. They are industrial in character, to fit in with the current expression of the Lokhalle. Each apartment has a private garden on the ground floor and a large terrace, as well as big windows for a stunning view. All dwellings lie adjacent to an inner courtyard and are east and west oriented, through which its residents will be able to enjoy both the morning and evening sun. The gardens are shared and will each have their own theme based on the people living in the adjacent units.

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Working On the south side, at the spot of the former Hallenschiffe 4 and 5, are four efficient office buildings adjacent to a public park. Each of these buildings are designed within the same design scheme. The location makes them very suitable for businesses that are related to the TH. Their design is very flexible. For instance, they have a depth of 13,5 metres, and the spaces are column free. They have been design with a cost-efficient method. The buildings are, like the residential buildings, connected to the Lokhalle and have a royal entrance hall. Because the Lokhalle offers many possibilities for meetings and gatherings, the office building concept is quite strong. Two green outdoor office spaces at the roof of the parking garage between the office buildings are available for use when the weather allows it.

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Restaurant On the south side of the entrance hall will be a special restaurant, on walking distance for the residential units. Old beams will be preserved, and with a glass roof on top this space becomes a beautiful conservatory-like restaurant. The restaurant will have an outside terrace during the afternoon and evening, as well as a unique terrace inside the Lokhalle. Architecture The architecture of new buildings will be reminiscent of post-war architecture: positive in design and with pride for the reconstruction of the area. There will be a subtle difference between the facade design for the residential buildings and that for the office buildings. Nevertheless, all structures will form one ensemble. The facades are made out of brick with a red glow, which will contrast slightly with the existing facades. The openings allow for plenty of light to enter, and also provide a beautiful view of the existing buildings and the gardens. These multiple vistas thus strengthen the connection with the Lokhalle.

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Nieuwe Hallen Binckhorst


Industrial heritage ensemble becomes dynamic living and working area client: Duijnstede program: work and live team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Chiel Bikker, Roberto Magnanini, Geert Krusemann

On the Melkwegstraat across the harbor in the Binkhorst district in The Hague, a distinctive industrial heritage ensemble: De Nieuwe Hallen is situated. These industrial halls were built for the Hague entrepreneurs in the 1950s on behalf of the municipality, to stimulate the local economy and employment. The interest in this was great. The halls are still in their original state. The design of the ensemble, with office buildings at the borders (representative function) and industrial halls in the inner area, is unique. The ensemble is set up in such a way that a court structure has been created around the hall, special in scale and size. The construction with prefabricated concrete trusses and cassette ceilings is also very characteristic of the post-war construction method. For the Nieuwe Hallen, Mei architects and planners developed this plan for a dynamic and healthy living and working environment for entrepreneurs from The Hague and internationally oriented business. The plan is in line with the historical use and the existing quality of the industrial heritage ensemble and with the innovative character of De Binckhorst. The program will be complemented with catering industry and small-scale retail to enhance the liveliness of the area. We also add, in phases, a suitable residential product: lofts, ‘3 generations housing’ and work-living homes (of which 30% social rent).


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The plan is subdivided into a development vision for the short and the long term. In the short term, space will be created for start-ups and companies that focus on social and technological innovations with international impact. The interior of the existing industrial hall will be set up as a common shared space for meet-ups with space for small-scale catering. The rough character of the hall is embraced and only limited investment in insulation and comfort is required. Each start-up will have its own, flexible and comfortable pavilion. The pavilions are circular, easily adaptable and movable and give each company its own identity. In the long term, new halls, appropriate in terms of scale and size, will be added to the ensemble. The plinth remains intended for work, with more space for companies in The Hague. The business is being scaled up from innovative, creative start-ups to scale-ups to corporate office space. Housing will also be built on top of the new halls. The new volumes are trampled in position, considering the sun and the view. A good reflection of the public space, within the existing court structure, is also essential. In addition to extra green in the public space, the roofs will also be covered with green. Because of the lively mix of living and working, the area is activated throughout the day. The specific character of Nieuwe Hallen, the lively mix of business and living against a backdrop of unique industrial heritage, will attract a group of people with the same mindset, a ‘community’.

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korte termijn... 2017?

lange termijn... 2027?

impact economy | start ups en Q42 haagse ondernemers

impact economy professionals community van werken, recreĂŤren en wonen


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Binckhorsthof


Green and healthy living in the Binckhorst

client: White House Development program: 67.000 m2 GBO team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Chris Idema, Roberto Magnanini, Yan Hang Lo, Bianca Diaconu

Mei architects and planners developed a plan for healthy and green living in combination with a social program on the location of the former Dutch Air Force headquarters, between the Trekvliet and Binckhorstlaan in The Hague. Removing the current buildings will offer the possibility to continue the green zone ‘Long van Laak’ and connect it with the Trekvliet waterzone. The beautiful park around Binckhorst Castle can also be integrated in the plans. In this way a green route through the Binckhorst district can be realized with houses oriented on greenery and water. The housing density decreases gradually from the Binckhorstlaan towards the water. High buildings along the Binckhorstlaan are useful for lowering the noise load in the area. Their plan consists of a large housing differentiation, suitable for three generations and including ‘talent housing’ for international talents. According to the applicable regulations part of the program will be social housing. In addition to the housing program, there is also a social program with temporary accommodation for companies, individuals and companies in the field of dance, music, sports and movement.


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living with urban farming

collection basins reuse of water

energy generation on roofs

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water storage at groundlevel

healthy living environment with green zones. strategic positioning of trees for shade

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climate-adaptive park heat-cold storage

permeable pavement prevention of flooding


Flower Towers, Feyenoord City


Three towers with terrace wreaths form a green city gate for Rotterdam Feyenoord team: Dura Vermeer, Syntrus Achmea, Stevast, Mei architects and planners program: woningen, plintprogramma, parkeren, groen team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Roberto Magnanini, Chris Idema, Katarina Jovic, Andrea Pasqua

The Flower Towers is a high-profile ensemble existing of three towers with terrace wreaths, designed as a city marking for the green city of Rotterdam. It is a masterplan for healthy urban living situated at a dynamic place in the South of Rotterdam. This is the connective area between de Kop van Zuid and the yet to be realized Feyenoord City. A location which is dominated by infrastructure and movement. The Flower Towers consist of three towers on a basement. The towers are turned relative to each other, so the complex looks different from each side. The basement forms the ‘mobility hub’ of the project. A car can be parked here or an electric bike can be used. To ensure a lively connection to the environment, the plinth is actively programmed. On the third floor a ‘social layer’ connects the tower with the basement. This layer contains program components that are both for residents and for the neighbourhood. Think of workplaces, guest rooms, space for parties and space to play outside. This Shared Services creates a close community. Where the outside is surrounded by the dynamics of infrastructure, there is a lush green communal courtyard on the inside; a safe and healthy space for Rotterdam families. The green is also raised to greater heights in wreaths around the towers. The spacious annular terraces are designed as floating gardens where birds, plants and flowers frame the view.

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Q-site


Adaptive re-use of Q-site ‘de Heerlijkheid’

client: Havenbedrijf Rotterdam design: Mei architects and planners & BVR team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Anja Lübke, Geert Krusemann location: Quarantine site, Rotterdam

Hidden in the middle of the Rotterdam Harbour lays the old Quarantine facility, a startlingly green oasis with artistic installations and old brick barracks. It is a special place, and not without reason. In 1934, the site was completed as a quarantine facility where contaminated sailors could be dropped before their ship would sail into the harbour. Nowadays, this site is a refuge owned by the Port of Rotterdam, and, since 2010, a listed monument. Some dozens of unique artists live and work here. The old facility is situated on an isolated peninsula along the south shore of the Maas, next to the RDM and near Dorp Heijplaat. Together with BVR advisors, Mei is researching the possibilities of giving this site a new purpose as an area to work and find peace, a selfsufficient island, an accessible and open green place for the people of Rotterdam. History As a trade nation, the Netherlands has dealt with large amounts of overseas passengers throughout history. A 1877 law forced arrivals with contagious illnesses into quarantine immediately after arrival. The prevention of contamination with tropical diseases used to be a state task. However, in 1915 it became the municipality’s responsibility to take passengers into quarantine. This forced the city of Rotterdam to make plans for the construction of a quarantine-facility within the city. Especially the boom of the harbour city


with resulting fear for contaminated seafarers pushed the city to buy the Beneden Heijplaat area in 1919. The Beneden Heijplaat site was viewed as an appropriate location for the facility, not only because of its location directly at the Maas river, but 4. also 10. because 5. of its short distance from the city2. centre, which would 1. be helpful considering the supply chain of products and 9. 6. workers.

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The state was closely involved with the realization of 7. the facility, since this specific establishment would also  Luchtfoto of uit circa 1935. be the flagship location the country. Construction 4. zusterhuis OPLEVERING De inrichting is net opgeleverd en de strakke opzet met paden8.en lage heggen is goed zichtbaar. Op de luchtfoto van 1920, pagina 11, is plans were alwayshetshared with thezienGovernment terrein helemaal leeg. Hier we wel boombeplanting, waaronder populieren (snelgroeiers), met name rondom de aankomststeiger en bij de afscheiding van de zone met contactbarakken. Voor het onsmettingsgebouw is een ovaalvormige tuinaanleg te zien. Op de foto Buildings Agency.isTheir advice was to design buildings, een tweede aanlegsteiger bij de contactbarakken zichtbaar. De paden zijn licht van kleur, dat strookt niet met de bestektekst waarin staat dat decharacter paden van ‘koolasch’ zijn. De afronding van de bochten doet vermoeden dat hier ook geen klinkerbestrating betreft. not of semi-permanent which was usually the case, but for long term. This resulted in one of the 5. isoleerbarak

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Workshop Quarantaineterrein Rotterdam 22 september 2016 SteenhuisMeurs

5. Een nieuwe toegang via het water past bij het oorspronkelijke ontwerp.

STEENHUISMEURS 15 4. Behoud de zonering met eigen karakter (ontsluitings-, bebouwings-, en groenprincipes).

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Voormalig sportveld. Parkeren in het groen; in lineaire opstelling, over de breedte van het sportveld zodat een ritme ontstaat (vgl. containers). Eventuele nieuwbouw anders van signatuur dan de bestaande bebouwing en met respect voor open karakter van de zone trefwoorden: laag, lineair en heldere hoofdvorm

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3. Versterk het idee van één ontsluitingsroute.

From:52 Cultural-historic Research Report by SteenhuisMeurs quarantaineterrein

8. Zoekgebieden nieuwbouw: spiegellocaties 9. Behoud de kwaliteit en het unieke karakter van de architectuur (op elk schaalniveau) die bepalend is voor de identiteit van het gebied. 10. Behoud de alzijdigheid van de gevels. Dat betekent: behoud indeling, materialisatie en detaillering.


few quarantine-facilities around the world with brick buildings instead of wooden barracks. It is also one of the few still existing facilities. Construction and design The facility was built between 1930 and 1933 after the design by municipal architect J.G. Snuif, and under supervision of W.G. Witteveen and A. van der Steur. The first sketches from 1927 already show a segregation into 4 zones: East, West, North, and South. They form the base of the quarantine-system that consists of a strict division between the ill, people that have been in contact with the ill, and the employees with logistical functions. The zones were separated by privet hedges, and surrounded by green lawns. Besides international influences, the design for the facility was also shaped by the hand of supervisor Van der Steur. He probably chose a homely expression with the use of brick, as a ways to make the facility more humane, approachable, and suitable for a community. The result is an isolated enclave; an ensemble of monumental buildings that nevertheless possesses a village-like feel. The spatial hierarchy of the structures, paths and greenery is still recognizable to this day.

Principle #1

New build ‘mirror locations’ should be in line with the orthogonal alignment of the site and keep in mind the orthogonale aanleg terrein location of the main entrance.

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Use The facility was never actually used. Because of improved hygienic circumstances and the invention of penicillin in 1885, treatment methods changed. Nevertheless, the site has been used for multiple other purposes. In 1938, it functioned as a shelter for Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria that wanted to travel to the United States or Great-Britain. In 1940 the Germans took over the facility as a base for their Kriegsmarine. After the war the site was used as an isolation place for typhoid patients, in 1946 for patients with tuberculosis, and after 1949 for the treatment of Dutch soldiers from the Dutch east indies that suffered from smallpox. The psychiatric hospital Maasoord situated itself in the barracks in 1953. They left however, after which it became the property of Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Rotterdam.

dichte gevels vs. open plint

Principle #2

The characteristic facades, with their clear distinction between plinth, facade with openings, and enclosed roof canopy’s, return in its new build ‘mirror locations’.

Recent developments During the early 80s the ‘contact barracks’ were demolished, while other buildings were squatted by artists, most of which still live there. These new inhabitants have cherished the site throughout the years. It has transformed into a more park-like area with high trees and artistic follies. For the last couple of years, the larger area has seen much change. The neighbouring RDM-site transformed from a harbour area into a campus for students and innovative entrepreneurs, which brought more attention to the old quarantine-facility.

Principle #3

Existing buildings are characterised by symmetrye symmetrical organization and facade. This will also be a point of departure for new build design ideas.


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Future vision The left-over structures still possess a strong functional character and expressive design. This appearance, together with the historical context of the building and the landscape and isolated position give this site its unique values that will play a central role in the future vision of the facility. The existing buildings will be restored and possibly expanded. There is also the wish to add new buildings to the ensemble. The area will be repurposed into a place for work and for relaxation, a self-sufficient island, a so-called ‘Heerlijkheid’ in Dutch. The national monument will

become an accessible and open green place for the people of Rotterdam. The possibilities for expansion of the existing buildings in the centre of the site will be explored. It could give them the opportunity to function as a public meeting place with collective green space.


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Adjustments by Mei Based on cultural-historic research done by SteenhuisMeurs, Mei is working, together with BVR, on the redevelopment of the old facility into a so-called ‘Heerlijkheid’. Apart from the restoration and possible extensions of existing structures — such as the Ontsmettingsgebouw or the Isoleerbarak — there

are areas for complete new buildings. These might house general and technical or public services, and strengthen the idea of the area as a Heerlijkheid/ Sublimity. It is important that these new buildings, like existing ones, will be situated on a green orthogonal plot and that there is a significant amount of space separating them from the existing structures. There are also three architectonical principles that have been defined for these new projects.


Kabeldistrict Delft


New developments in former factory client: KondorWessels Vastgoed programm: mix van start-up woningen, appartementen en bedrijvigheid (400.000 m2) team Mei: Robert Winkel, Michiel van Loon, Anton Wubben, Katerina Jovic, Lukasz Grela, Jan van der Kamp location: Schieweg, Delft

The Kabeldistrict Delft is the start of new developments on the banks of the Schie in Delft. The municipality Delft has the ambition to intensify the area of the existing characteristic cable factory and wants to offer space for start-ups at this centrally located location. This gives the development of this former factory site an innovative and typical Delft character. De Kabelfabriek on the Schieweg in Delft is in use since 1914. In 1949 the current hall was put into use, and in 1962 an extension followed. The peak years for the Dutch Cable Factory (NKF) took place around 1975, but after 1987 it went downhill. In 2002, Van der Helm buys the building and from 2009 onwards, in consultation with the municipality several small-scale entrepreneurs were established in the old cable factory and created business. In the design by Mei architects and planners commissioned by KondorWessels, the Kabelfabriek becomes a unique mix of start-up homes, apartments and businesses. The development embraces and reinforces the character of the old factory and has a typical Delft ambiance with narrow streets and green courts.


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6. HiĂŤrarchie in straten creĂŤren: publiek erf en semi-publiek hof

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The roof will be removed from the existing cable factory, but the characteristic steel construction will remain partly. These steel lattice beams form characteristic elements in the buildings as well as in the public space. The extension from 1962 will be demolished and a parking garage will be built on that spot. In the future, there will no longer be parked on the street. New buildings will be placed on the existing factory floor, and in the existing factory faรงade, recesses are made to make the new streets accessible. The street pattern has a hierarchy, varying from public to semipublic.

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The addition of articulated volumes in several levels ensure the desired compaction and a pleasant human scale and size. In the heart of de Kabeldistrict is a small-scale center with facilities, and along the Schie a small harbor will be realized with restaurants and terraces in the evening sun. The area connects to the other side of the Schie with a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge. The plan is sustainable and climate adaptive designed with, among other things, active green roofs and sufficient water storage. The unique living and working environment contributes to a strong community feeling.

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Hembrug Reloaded


Making a fierce attractive place public Tender development Hembrug site Zaandam team: AM & Mei & Zus & Site Development team Mei: Robert Winkel, Anton Wubben, Roberto Magnanini, Thomas Bianchi, Katarina Jovic, Chris Idema

Our team was directly struck by the unimaginably rich qualities of the historic, layered power of the Hembrug site. Outside the dike, land is created, with a diversity of buildings, dynamic and quiet places and fairytale forest spheres that don’t have its equal in the Netherlands. We believe that the interplay between all buildings on the grounds, together with the forest, tough waterfront on the North Sea Canal and the intimate waterfront at Zijkanaal G, contributes to this unique atmosphere. This is reinforced by the way in which the current entrepreneurs and residents enrich the area. Our statement within ‘Hembrug Reloaded’ is: cherish this historical stratification and reinforce it by preserving all, also non-monumental, buildings and adding a new contemporary layer. A place for the future where you can experiment in freedom, where young people are brought into contact with the magic of innovation and where the latest techniques in the field of energy and mobility are used. Just like the production process used to be, and how it determines which buildings were placed in the neighborhood and were adapted to the wishes and requirements of the users, we also want to deal with the future. Our study of load capacity shows that there is enough space to handle the area in a relaxed way. This benefits flexibility and adaptability. The new time layers will represent their own new value. The future time layer will be about flexible and adaptable building, sustainable and reusable materials, circularity, the application of smart technologies and the energy


transition will become visible in the area. We embrace the current exciting atmosphere and we will deal with it with love. After all, people are attracted by the spatial experience and the traces of history such as the scratching of walls, cracks in concrete, the stelcon plates. To maintain this, for the design of the public space, the maintenance and management, we draw up a regional quality and management plan, secured in our proposed organizational structure of Hembrug. Hembrug contains a number of monumental structures in various layers, such as shelters, bunkers and the above-ground steam pipeline network that is visible on a large part of the site. These are historical elements that tell the history of the site and are decisive for the exciting atmosphere. These structures are retained and are made visible again by giving them a place in the public space. Adding new elements such as watchtowers, water structures and (flying) forest paths also creates a new contemporary layer. Forest The power of the Hembrug is, according to us, the contrast between dynamic and quiet areas, connected by the forest. We reinforce this by the way we deal with the surrounding trees and planting. We open the monuments that touch the forest to the forest, so that it can be optimally experienced. We have ideas for a (flying) forest path and we see the value of the forest to stimulate health and increase the sensory experience. The reality value of this will depend on the willingness of the forest owner to cooperate with this. We also create new forest to strengthen the forest experience and to increase the accessibility of the forest.

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Buildings S, M en L The historical layering of the site is clearly visible in the main form and in the aesthetic elaboration of the monuments. The complexes derive from four different periods. The buildings from the first period, from 1895 to 1924, are ‘cathedrals’. Characteristic are the beautifully carved façades of brick, with windows like holes, and the saddle roofs. The buildings from the second period, from 1925 to 1944, look more modern. The volumes are larger, often designed on all sides, and have sawtooth roofs. In the third generation of buildings, between 1945 and 1973, you see a variety of volumes and shapes and the use of different materials: concrete, glass, frames of wood and steel. The buildings from the fourth period, between 1974 and 2010, form a colorful mix, from steel ‘boxes’ to buildings with façades of washed gravel concrete. These non-monumental buildings have added value in the story of Hembrug. In principle, these buildings are also retained. The differences between these times are an inseparable part of the identity of Hembrug, a quality that we embrace and retain as much as possible. We treat the new building as a new time layer, a new chapter in the story of Hembrug. This resulted in a diversity of buildings, which can be subdivided into three categories: Small (electricity houses and boards houses), Medium (simple production halls and offices) and Large (machine halls). New buildings are added in the same categories S, M, L. The variation in size automatically leads to diversity in the program, which strengthens the identity of Hembrug. We mainly see three different ways in which the monuments are anchored in the area:

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1. The Enclave: a solid ensemble of buildings that we want to continue to approach as a whole. We put the adjacent free building plot at the service of this ensemble, both functionally and architecturally. 2. The former production area: the existing orthogonal order is leading for the way in which new buildings are added, with the façades slightly placed back in relation to the existing building system. This creates a mix of buildings from different time layers that together determine the atmosphere and identity of the live-work area. This can be deviated from in incidental places to reinforce the exciting and mysterious. A composition of informal (public) spaces ensures the cohesion and connection between the buildings. 3. Solitary buildings: the solitary, more isolated buildings get an individual approach, sometimes hidden in the forest or just as an icon. We don’t add high-rise buildings to Hembrug but opt for compaction around the existing buildings in the former production area. Our mass volume study according to the infiltration with S, M, L buildings has shown that there are sufficient open areas that can be used to reinforce the green character with the construction of wild gardens, playgrounds and picking gardens.


Building 230 We choose for a restorative approach. We make the faรงade more inviting in a contemporary way; the doors will always be open. Small incisions will be made at the longitudinal faรงades to connect the houses with the surrounding ground level. This only intervention will be subordinate and carried out with light materials such as wood. We show all the time layers of the building, to express scale, size and materialization in the best way.


Ludlstrasse MĂźnchen


‘Neue Nachbarschaften’ 3rd prize invited competition client: GEWOFAG program: 340 dwellings 35.000 m2 designteam: Mei architects and planners & Felixx Landscape Architects team Mei: Robert Winkel, Anja Lübke, Menno van der Woude, Rob Reintjes, Immanuel Faustle, Rutger Kuipers, Louise de Hullu, Riemer Postma, iris Veentjer team Felixx: Marnix Vink, Deborah Lambert, Michiel Van Driessche, Carlijn Klomp, Willemijn van Manen, Laura Spenkelink, Tea Hadzizulfic location: Ludlstrasse, München Duitsland

The largest housing association in Munich, GEWOFAG, organized a closed competition for the redevelopment of a residential area of 340 dwellings around the Ludlstrasse in Munich. The team of Mei Architects & Planners and Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners joined the competition as one of 12 renowned international teams. With their entry ‘Neue Nachbarschaften’ they are one of the three prize winners. The jury report states: ‘It is refreshing to see how the Dutch have dealt with this design task. The Dutch are one step further in thinking about how neighbourhoods should function”


1 Family model The plan builds on the defined urban framework: an elongated building as a sound barrier along the highway, combined with urban villas in green. The whole district becomes part of the surrounding slow traffic network. Paths are connected to the existing infrastructure, missing connections are made, and the accessibility by public transport is strengthened. ‘Neue Nachbarschaften’ transforms the proposed residential area into a collection of new residential neighbourhoods. ‘’We apply the family model: every single component gets a distinctive identity, and meanwhile they are part of a bigger entity’’ states Robert Winkel, Director of Mei. That bigger entity is the surrounding public realm. ‘’By incorporating this realm into every building, at different levels, we shape the transition between public and private space’’ adds Michiel Van Driessche, partner at Felixx. Sport fields and playgrounds are realized within the public domain. Two nurseries, a nursing home, a community centre and various studio spaces activate the public realm. At these particular places, paths are widened and transformed into small squares, as new reference and meeting points.

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Different neighbourhoods: know where you live! Several smaller neighbourhoods are distinguished within the public domain: new ‘Nachbarschaften’. Therefore two, sometimes three buildings are clustered around a central square. The surrounding ground level is slightly lifted, with an elevated seating edge, to clearly articulate the neighbourhoods. The clustered buildings are designed as entities with their own character and identity. With movable chairs the green area can be tailored to the personal mood and needs of the residents, and the space is equipped with playgrounds for smaller children. These new neighborhoods create a feeling of solidarity and safety, stimulate interaction and ensure the emergence of a social cohesion. Homes: know your neighbour! Gradually sloping building sections create an optimal connection with nature and sunlight accession. Each building has a set-back with private garden, each apartment has a balcony, loggia or terrace. Through this, the green space is also extended into the buildings, getting a private character. The different neighbourhoods have their own expression, based on shared architecture principles. The alternated balconies stimulate the interaction between neighbours. Vertical windows allow for maximum day-light, and strengthen the relation with the environment. The bright, stucco facades have a subtle surface profiling. The entrance facades - lying opposite one another in a neighborhood - are an exception: they are constructed of smooth and glossy precast concrete. The aluminum balcony fences and façade elements are decorated with different natural design motifs, in a different color.

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The three levels of outdoor space - public park, neighbourhood domain, and private gardens- are connected through the use of a typical plant. The Amelanchier grows in the public park, the area around the buildings, and in containers on the balconies. During springtime they bloom, in the fall they have a very special autumn colour. Twice a year, the area is very recognizably connected.

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Transformation of the Desiré Colombe quarter with preservation of historical buildings and park competition 2nd place (2011) client: Nantes Aménagement Métropole program: cityblock and park 12.000 m2 with ca.: 11000m2 housing, 4500m2 communitybuilding, 750m2 children’s day care, 100m2 landscapingservice & 2500m2 park designteam: Mei architects and planners, Arcature architectes, Empreinte paysage location: Nantes, France The assignment consisted of restoration, renovation, construction and urban planning of the Desiré Colombe-quarter. It is located just west of the center of Nantes, an area under development, and needs to be connected with the center of the city in the future. The neighbourhood consists of a number of vacant historic buildings which are situated around a deserted park. The park must be reconnected with the city and a number of historical buildings needs to be renovated. The ‘Salon Mauduit’ will be relocated on the site. The historic buildings will need to accommodate a cluster of associations. Furthermore a day care centre and dwellings of in total 11.000m2 need to be realized. The design proposal of Mei & Arcature & Empreinte paysage is to enlarge the park to the edges of the area. In this way, the district will become the ‘missing link’ between other green spaces in the city. The houses and the village hall will be situated in the park. The residential buildings are characterized by large outdoor spaces, causing the park to extend into the buildings.


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The mixed-use building is located partly in a historic building, and partly in a new building. The mixed-use building includes a large number of office spaces for associations, dance- and music rooms, meeting rooms and a courtyard; all centered around the historic hall ‘Salon Mauduit’. The appearance of the historic building is retained by creating the courtyard as a buffer between the new and the old buildings. The mixed-use building is characterized by many outdoor spaces at different levels, in line with the concept of transforming the entire neighbourhood into a park-like area.

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Dynamic Masterplan Verket Moss, Norway


Transformation of Peterson Regeneration Verket Moss towards a green, clean and healthy area for living and working client: Höegh Eiendom, Norway program: 300.000 m2 program (site: 412.000 m2 ) housing, cultural, commercial, office, educational team Mei: Robert Winkel, Robert Platje, Menno van der Woude, Michiel van Loon, Marnix Vink, Ruben Aalbersberg, Jelena Radonjic realization: 2012-2025 location: Moss, Norway

After Peterson’s Paper Mill was closed down in 2012 the developer Höegh Eiendom became the new owner of the plant and its associated buildings. Höegh Eiendom has set itself the goal to transform the plant into a vibrant area where future residents can live and work in a pleasant residential atmosphere with the former Peterson factory at close proximity. It will become an area with identity and coherence which is adapted to the context with a dynamic phasing and design. Due to the extent of these area, the transformation has to be executed in different phases and requires long term planning to finalize the entire development. In order to implement the proposed transformation and to ensure the required quality, Höegh Eiendom has commissioned Mei Architects and Planners to make a dynamic master plan for the re-development of the former Peterson’s paper mill area.


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• Sunlight and view corridors serve as an integral part of the design and intersect the planning area to create a The intrinsic characteristics and parameters of the pleasant living environment. entire area, as described in the following paragraphs • All houses have good outdoor private areas / ensure that the future development will be recognizable balconies. as a whole. They will guarantee the cohesion of the • On the ground floor, all buildings are programmed with defined sunspots: shifts of building blocks, setbacks and maximum heights secure the best sun conditions for development. lively functions that have a strong relationship with the outdoor space (public) outdoor space. • Parking will be integrated into the buildings and cars general should not perceptible dominate the public domain. • A green, clean and healthy atmosphere, combined with industrial relics. public open space • Basis for the materialization of the new building • A variation of attractive public open spaces which will is a light-colored base tone. Approximately 80% of accommodate a safe environment where children can the buildings will consist of the light base tone. The play and adults can meet. In addition, there will be remaining 20% of buildings is formed by existing and ‘warmth spots’ scattered throughout the area. These new buildings in more earthy tones. will be warm and ice-free locations where people play • The area will make use of hydro-power. The ambition is and meet. to be an energy-positive district. If the specific design • If possible green areas are used as a corridor that allows it this will be made visible in architecture and allows sunlight to come in to the area and its buildings public open space, for example by ice-free sidewalks and opens the line of sight towards the environment or public areas ‘warmth spots’. for the surrounding buildings. • In the entire area the immediate vicinity of the coast is • Water in and around the area will be made accessible felt. to all kinds of recreational use. • The topography of the landscape with its considerable • Stormwater because of rainfall will be conveyed 12 differences in height requires specific attention to roof through open channels in the pavement towards the shapes and use / appearance of flat roofs. river or the sea. It will be an integrated part of the overall landscape design. figure 12 nice sun conditions in summer, Moss view

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Rainham New Road Corridor


Re-development client: London Thames Gateway Development Corporation program: 30 ha realization: 2008-2015 location: Rainham, UK

The London Borough of Havering and The London Thames Gateway Development co-operation are working together at strategic level to realise the joint ambitions for Rainham and the London Riverside. Part of this is the development of Rainham as a sustainable community that offers a good residential climate, employment and high-quality amenities. The development of the A1306 New Road Corridor plays an important role and marks the eastern entrance to London. In addition, the area forms an interchange between different modes of transport and is therefore a node that provides access to the surroundings. As a result, the area has strong potential with combined residential and employment functions: a sustainable urban boulevard.


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The development of a new urban boulevard in an existing urban area has a long-term project. The many parties involved in the area, all with different wishes and demands, mean that processes are lengthy. What´s more, a project of this sort is full of uncertainties. Will particular sites become available or not? And does this happen at a time that is advantageous for development? Are businesses or other agencies prepared to relocate to this area? All this means that the development process is not a linear process in which a phase of initiation and the drawing up of a master plan are followed by a phase of execution for the entire area. Rather, a dynamic (design) process will take place in which the area will be developed in shorter phases. The master plan is therefore not a blueprint for the future but, instead, it must be a plan that is flexible enough to accommodate market trends and new developments among parties involved and stakeholders. Not flexibility in the sense of leaving everything open, but a strategic master plan capable of transforming with every phase of development and one that is therefore always complete.


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Sloterdijk Station


Transformation Sloterdijk Station design engineering selection (shortlisted last 6 ) tender canceled client: Railinfra Solutions program: 30.000 m2, train station including retail, gardens, office space design: Mei architects and planners in collaboration with Royal Haskoning historic research: SteenhuisMeurs building cost: 33.000.000 location: Amsterdam Sloterdijk

The design for station Sloterdijk is a strong and grand gesture to the city and easily recognisable by its iconic structure. This new station is a hub in which the trains and metro’s are connected in three dimensions. The glass roof gives the passer-by a glance on the movements of the trains, people and a view at the different levels within the station. From the inside this glass roof gives the travellers a view on the city and provides the station with daylight. To see and be seen is the main theme of the new Sloterdijk station in which the traveller and his destination are playing the leading role.


Station Sloterdijk Zuid, gezien vanuit de Molenwerf. [Saa]

Centrale hal van station Sloterdijk Zuid, ontwerp koen van der gaast. [Saa]

Station Sloterdijk Zuid, gezien vanaf de Velserweg, 1970. [Saa]

Bouw van het viaduct station Sloterdijk noord (nu amsterdam Sloterdijk), gezien in zuidelijke richting, 1983. onder het viaduct komen de sporen voor de Haarlem- en de Hemlijn. op de achtergrond: Bos en lommer en Slotermeer. [Saa]

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loterdijk met het Orlyplein. [Archief Spoorbouwmeester / Teo Krijgsman fotograaf]

het station voor de uitbreiding. De oostgevel werkte als een groot venster met zicht op de en Amsterdam. [Archief Spoorbouwmeester / Teo Krijgsman fotograaf]

Doorzicht tussen de stationshal en de ‘tube’van de bovensporen. [archief Spoorbouwmeester / Teo Krijgsman fotograaf]

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The new gardens of Haarlem


Transformation railway station square Haarlem client: Pinnacle program: living, working, retail, parking Gross area 57.000 m2 team Mei: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Anja LĂźbke, Michiel van Loon, Kasia Ephraim

Mei architects and planners developed a proposal to transform the existing 70s Beresteyn complex across the monumental railway station of Haarlem into a Community building with high-end retail, flexible dwellings and transport on demand. In the proposal of Mei, the current desolate station square will be changed into an inviting and green entrance area for the city center of Haarlem. The existing building Beresteyn will be partly demolished to get sun on the square and to increase the quality of life in the building. The removed program will be added in another part of the plan. To enliven the square, the tall buildings are lined with lower, small-scale retail buildings that fit well with the center of Haarlem in size and scale.


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