Dutch Wind Wheel Blazing Trail for Sustainability in Rotterdam

By Catarina de Almeida Brito
Wallpaper, Dec 15, 2015

Image: An ambitious new sustainability and architecture-led project is set to land on the shores of Rotterdam. The Dutch Wind Wheel will be an innovative mixed use scheme, using breakthrough eco technologies. Courtesy of Wallpaper, DoepelStrijkers(Image: An ambitious new sustainability and architecture-led project is set to land on the shores of Rotterdam. The Dutch Wind Wheel will be an innovative mixed use scheme, using breakthrough eco technologies. Courtesy of Wallpaper, DoepelStrijkers)

With key recent developments – such as De Rotterdam, the Markthall and the recent Timmerhuis – the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been aiming high in the architectural stakes, and a new project proves that it has its eye firmly on sustainability too.

The Dutch Wind Wheel ‘must become the new icon for Rotterdam and the Netherlands’, claim architects DoepelStrijkers, who are currently designing a ‘windmill of the future’. Developed alongside two more Rotterdam based companies, Meysters and BLOC, this futuristic-looking mixed-use building is hoped to bring together several breakthrough technologies, to form an icon of Dutch innovation and sustainability. Read more…

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