The Shipping and Transport College (STC) is a vocational training institute offering lower and intermediate level courses serving the entire chain of shipping, ports, transport and logistics, and port-side oil and chemical industries. The building contributes to the redevelopment of Rotterdam’s Waalhaven district as a location for business offices and educational facilities.
The design shows a striking and unique appearance with a bold character that matches the atmosphere of shipboard and dockside environments. The front of the building has been opened up to act as a showcase of what the STC has to offer, while at the same time providing the necessary transparency to allow students to maintain a link with the real world action of the port of Rotterdam. Thanks to its many strong ties with every section of industry in the world of shipping, transport, ports and production, the STC is able constantly rejuvenate its curriculum, in particular where field courses are concerned. In order to enable students to gain practical experience, the STC operates simulators. The building has been specially adapted to accommodate these facilities, resulting in a transparent, clear and open layout.
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address projectAnthony fokkerweg 4, Rotterdam
Gross Floor Area7600 sqm
architectRobert Alewijnse & Chris de Weijer
teamDardo Mantel, Harrie Hupperts, Jimmy van de Aa, Tim Sluiter, Alvaro Novas Filgueira, Sarina Gomez
programNew Shipping and Transport educational building and study logistics centre
detailsWinner School design - innovation award
consultantsPieters Bouwtechniek, Almere | Nelissen ingenieursbureau, Eindhoven | Basalt Bouwadvies, Nieuwegein
contractorHeerkens van Bavel, Tilburg | Wolter & Dros, Amersfoort | Alewijnse Delft, Delft
KeywordsCompact / Water / Child / Light / Transparancy /
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