Official start of Lloyd Yard Rotterdam residential project

Official start of Lloyd Yard Rotterdam residential projectOfficial start of Lloyd Yard Rotterdam residential project
The construction of Lloyd Yard officially started at the beginning of November 2021. Lloyd Yard consists of 136 new dwellings and ten self-build plots.
 

Lloyd Yard Rotterdam

Lloyd Yard, located on the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam, consists of six unique buildings, each with its own character. The design of Lloyd Yard translates the history of the Lloydpier and the quayside image of the past - large buildings and sheds with their own appearance and constantly changing in size and height - into a residential building that distinguishes itself by different styles and identities. Not a standard unit of form and function, but a playful combination of structures and materials that are inextricably linked.
 
The building has 83 owner-occupied dwellings with housing types ranging from one and two-storey flats to four-storey townhouses and penthouses. The homes range from about 94 m² to about 171 m², with the possibility of an extra loft in some cases. On the Kratonkade side, 53 rental homes will be built, including 30 mid-range homes. The diverse range of dwellings will ensure diversity for the future residents.
 
Official start of Lloyd Yard Rotterdam residential projectOfficial start of Lloyd Yard Rotterdam residential project
 
Silvie Bruijning of Kondor Wessels Vastgoed (VolkerWessels), alderman Bas Kurvers of the municipality of Rotterdam, Ivo Zweekhorst of Kroon & de Koning (VolkerWessels) and the three architects (Paul de Ruiter Architects, WE architects and ZUS) together symbolically launched construction on Wednesday 27 October 2021 in the presence of all parties involved and the future residents and self-builders. 
 
Alderman Bas Kurvers (Building and Housing): "Lloyd Yard shows a nice mix of different types of homes that are geared towards meeting each other through the communal courtyard. Both starters and families will find their new home at the Lloydpier. The building has an exciting architecture that builds on the beautiful port of Rotterdam. And with the Maas Window, there is a great view of the Maas."
 
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The design of Lloyd Yard

Paul de Ruiter Architects and WE architects are responsible for the design of the six buildings. The bringing together of different shapes and styles in one building gives Lloyd Yard a lively dynamic. The Maas Window, a large facade opening, attracts attention with a swing and a wide view over the Maas, and raises the question of what is going on behind it. The Maas Window is not only accessible to the residents, but also to the neighbourhood, thus acquiring a social recreational function in the Lloyd District. 
 
The wild and robust inner garden, the landscape aspects and the public elements, such as the gates and the footbridge, were designed by ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]. The design takes into account a green and healthy environment for all residents and users. In the collective roof garden above the Meuse window, residents can grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. Thanks to the unique cooperation between the three architects, all the buildings have become one with the landscape.
 
Construction consortium Kroon en de Koning and Boele & van Eesteren (both VolkerWessels) will realize Lloyd Yard. The project is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2023.
 
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Sustainability of Lloyd Yard 

Lloyd Yard is built for the future. This means that changing mobility is taken into account and the use of means of transport in the future is anticipated. For example, by offering shared cars and charging points for electric cars. A great deal of attention has also been paid to the circular use of materials and sustainability, so that the dwellings will be energy-neutral.
 
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Lloyd Yard Docks

The design also includes space for ten self-build plots. Self-builders get the chance to realize their own dream home in Lloyd Yard, where they are in control and can make decisions about the design and construction of the home.
 

 

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