A Permeable Transformation. Fenix I by Mei Architects and planners

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Design team
Robert Winkel, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Ruben Aalbersberg, Sean Bos, King Chaichana, Kasia Ephraim, Johan van Es, Danijel Gavranovic, Jan Hoogervorst, Rutger Kuipers, Arjan Kunst, Daam van der Leij, Ruben van der Plas, Riemer Postma, Rob Reintjes, Ed de Rooij, Adriaan Smidt, Lore van de Venne, Roy Wijte, Menno van der Woude, Reinoud van der Zijde.
Structural engineer.- ABT Delft. MEP.- Techniplan. Buildings physics.- LBP | Sight. Historical research.- Suzanne Fischer. Wind conditions.- Windsafe. Steel structure.- CSM Steelstructures.
Heijmans Woningbouw.
Mixed-use space.- 45,000sqm. Cultural and culinary facilities.- 8,500sqm. Parking lots.- 9,000sqm. Loft apartments.- 23,000sqm.
Construction costs.- € 48,000,000.
Veerlaan, Rijnhaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mei architects and planners

Mei architects and planners is an internationally operating architectural firm with extensive expertise in the area of redevelopment, transformation, urban planning and inner-city development projects. The work of Mei architects and planners has been widely published and awarded.

Mei architects and planners is an enterprising, knowledge-intensive office that focuses on development and innovation in architecture. The office was set up in 2003 by architect Robert Winkel and is based in Rotterdam. Mei is particularly noted for transforming existing buildings such as the Jobsveem warehouse, Delfshaven factory and Fenix warehouses in Rotterdam. And it has completed striking new-build projects such as Schiecentrale 4B in Rotterdam, De Verkenner in Utrecht and McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 in Rotterdam. In addition, the office has drawn up urban designs that include dynamic master plans for Moss Verket in Norway, London in England, Nantes in France and the OPG-location in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The work of Mei has been widely published and received numerous awards.
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