• Client: Municipality of Rotterdam
  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Year: 2017

Sustainable Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam

Rotterdam - Rotterdam is working to become a green and healthy city, where future generations will be able to live and work happily. This initiative is part of 7 Square Endeavour, an international cooperation and sustainability project that aims to prepare cities for the future. The ambition of 7 Square Endeavour is to bring together initiatives, knowledge and expertise, and work together to create new developments.

Project data

LocationRotterdam Google Maps
AssignmentStrategy and design
Size6 hectares
ClientMunicipality of Rotterdam
TeamFerry Streng, Joep van Baast
In collaboration withRotterdamse Schouwburg, De Doelen, Dura Vermeer, Eneco, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Schieland and Krimpenerwaard Water Authority, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and TNO.
Sustainable Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam
Sustainable Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam

The iconic Schouwburgplein is the first of seven squares where local residents and organizations are working to achieve 100% climate neutrality by 2030. The program provides solutions for transport, the environment, water supplies, urban planning, existing buildings and livability, for example. As one of the project partners, Arcadis is working with the initiator of the project, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg theatre, to develop the plan to improve the sustainability of the Schouwburgplein.  

The plan covers energy generation, gray water, green roofs and other new technologies that can be employed by and for all the people living, working and enjoying leisure time in this area. Our strategy for improving the sustainability of the Schouwburgplein will not only deliver a healthier living environment but also ensure support for this transition among stakeholders.