The redevelopment of The Betz is the start of the transformation of the Rotterdam Alexander area. A transformation from an anonymous and monotonous area into a bustling centre with strong residential, work, shopping and leisure facilities.
In partnership with Profound Asset Management, the existing building is being transformed into a sustainable residential tower. It should provide space for approximately 160 homes. The existing facade is undergoing a major redevelopment, creating space for balconies for the residents and giving the building a modern look. In total, following completion at the beginning of 2023, the redevelopment will provide 15,000 square meters of new living space and 1,000 square meters of facilities on the ground floor.
The internationally operating architectural firm Mecanoo from Delft was responsible for the design. The design for the The Betz building fits in well with Mecanoo’s ambition to design for people and to preserve and enhance the existing character of the building during renovations. For The Betz building, this means reducing the building to only rectangular shapes and adding green outdoor space on the roofs with an accessible ground floor.