The football club of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will get noticed for its new pavilion which could be considered as a different venture in eco-architecture and green living. This striking building features a translucent cantilevered roof, specially designed canopy and grass-covered slopes.
The roof allows daylight to diffuse around the perimeter, and LED (light emitting diode) powered lighting illuminates like a lampoon in the evening. The canopy reflects the beam and gives the building an airy and much larger profile than its 1500 square meters would imply. Thus the awning amply shades the area by day and efficiently lights the complex in the evening.
The building is set up in two levels. The top floor of the building, which is directly connected to the pitches by grass-covered slopes, includes the clubhouses and the boardrooms. The grass-covered ground floor includes dressing rooms and storage areas and also provides a natural grandstand for spectators.
The project has been accomplished by Erik Moederscheim, Ruud Moonen and Jelle Rinsema, of ‘MoederscheimMoonen architects’, and is part of the development of Park 16Hoven; a large new suburban neighborhood adjacent to the city center and the airport.