Markthal Rotterdam

Markthal Rotterdam Market Hall is a sustainable combined market hall and residential building located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands which is designed by MVRDV Architects. The building is a completely new concept. The horse shoe shaped arch of Markthal consists of housing from the third to the eleventh floor, in total 102 rental apartments and 126 apartments for sale. Each apartment has an outside terrace over the full width of the unit and the 24 penthouses on the top floor have a very wide roof terrace. The properties vary from 80 to 300 m².  The apartments can be accessed via 6 entrances at street level.

Twenty-four-hour parking is located underground, with 1,200 spaces spread over four storeys.


By adding some space to the lower floors for extra retail space the current volume of the arch emerged 120 meters long, 70 meters wide and 40 meters tall. The entire supply for the hall, the shops, supermarket and restaurants is therefore located underground.


Markthal has received a BREEAM Very Good certificate. The combination of housing, shopping center, parking and market hall makes the installation technology more efficient. Inside the market, an information panel illustrates the energy use and CO2 savings of the building. A smart sanitation system is designed to save water. The building is connected to city heating and a thermal storage system underneath the building which will also heat and cool a number of adjacent buildings in the surrounding area.


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