Flour Factory Codrico
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2020-2025
Flour Factory Codrico
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2020-2025
Adaptive re-use and expansion of industrial national monument
Address: Rijnhaven Rotterdam
Client: Red Company
Redesign Codrico factory: Office Winhov
Team: Uri Gilad, Rick Bruggink, Caroline Versteden, András Szél
Building and cultural-historical research: Crimson Historians & Urbanists
Urban design Codrico site: Powerhouse Company
Design new Codrico site: Powerhouse Company, SHoP Architects, Mecanoo
Landscape design: Delva Landscape Architects
Renders: Filippo Bolognese, Plomp
Historical images: Rotterdam city archive
Flour Factory Codrico
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2020-2025

The Codrico factory is an ensemble of iconic industrial buildings that define the history and identity of Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven [‘Rijn Harbor’]. With the company Codrico leaving the site, Powerhouse Company has developed a transformative urban vision in collaboration with Delva Landscape architects, SHoP Architects, Mecanoo and Office Winhov.

Office Winhov is responsible for the redesign of the monumental and iconic buildings designed by architect J.J.M. Vegter. In 1952 the first buildings were completed as the flour factory CO-OP – with this original complex designated as a national monument in 2014. In 1966, the complex was expanded on the street side with a large concrete silo building.

When designing the extension, the starting point was the structure of the original buildings. New additions will build on the urban and architectural features of the existing building sections. The resulting ensemble will be very much multi-use: offices, hotel, restaurants, cafes and housing. The site will become a public area, whereby cultural programing and a route through the building will ensure this heritage site will be accessible for Rotterdammers and other Rijnhaven visitors.

Flour Factory Codrico
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2020-2025
Impression of the residential building on the place of the former silo building
Impression of the integrated extensions within the original factory setting
This huge silo building was completed in 1969
Impression of Rotterdam's Rijnhaven transformed
Impression of the quay that is accessible to visitors
In the background the flour factory around 1954, then called CO-OP
Model of the transformation of the Rijnhaven
Axometry of the new residential building in relation to the former silo building Axometry of the transformation of the existing flour factory
Axometry of the new residential building in relation to the former silo building
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Impression of the public route through the ensemble of buildings
Impression of the transformed western facade of the flour factory Impression of the transformed northern facade of the flour factory
Impression of the transformed western facade of the flour factory
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New additions to Codrico flour factory are marked in green Routes through and along Codrico flour factory are marked in green
New additions to Codrico flour factory are marked in green
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Plan silo building <br>Ground floor Plan silo building<br>General floor Plan silo building<br>Extension on top of the new residential building
Plan silo building
Ground floor
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The residential building refers in form and material to the former silo building
Section of Codrico flour factory at Rotterdam's Rijnhaven