Forum Rotterdam

OMA redesigned the FORUM Rotterdam project in collaboration with Wessel de Jonge Architecten, based on a revised brief from the client Multi drafted in 2014. Originally intended as an ambitious new building in the center of Rotterdam, positioned in between the ABN AMRO bank and the Lijnbaan, the FORUM has morphed into a renewal, transformation and renovation project of the existing building block. The original building is a reflection of Rotterdam’s urban history since the 1940s: a hybrid block with traces of Witteveen’s enclosed block architecture and Van Traa’s modern open plan urbanism.