Unique Dutch Architecture


Well this is a very interesting approach to building design! Architectural Digest highlighted the work of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas; a 44-story skyscraper segmented and stacked like blocks.

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De Rotterdam

Rising 44 stories above the Maas River, this arresting creation from Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’s powerhouse firm is a compelling departure from the garden-variety skyscraper. Linked by a horizontal base are three towers composed of volumes stacked alluringly askew, resulting in dynamic setbacks and overhangs. The poured-concrete structures–sheathed in aluminum-framed glass–contain offices, residences, and a luxury hotel, as well as conference halls on the lower levels. Boasting 1.74 million square feet, the building is now the country’s largest, making it the most visible component of Rotterdam’s ongoing initiative to revitalize its aging harbor district.