Erasmus Bridge

Van Berkel & Bos

The Erasmus Bridge, built between 1990-1996, has become a symbol of the city, as was intended. Like Calatrava's suspension bridge for Seville--a logo for that Spanish city, this suspension bridge has dramatic lines and a clear identity--dubbed the "swan." The bridge spans the Maas River and connects the central city of Rotterdam with the newly developed area Kop van Zuid. It is the second largest bridge in The Netherlands and is named after the Renaissance humanist (died 1536) who was born in Rotterdam.

Looking south--to Office Building KPN/ Beelvédère (Piano), De Rotterdam (Koolhaas) and New Orlelans (Siza) and southeasterly to to Maastoren



Works Cited or Consulted:
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.

Buildings on this site in Kop van Zuid

De Rotterdam (OMA, Koolhaas)
Erasmus Bridge (Van Berkel & Bos)
Headquarters Holland-Amerika Lijn (J. Muller et al)
Luxor Theater (Bolles+Wilson)
Maastoren (Dam and Partners)
Montevideo (Mecanoo Architects)
New Orleans (Siza)
Office Building KPN/ Beelvédère (Piano)
Office Building Wilhelminahof (Dam et al)
Terminal Building Holland-Amerika Lijn (Brinkman, Van der Broek and Bakema)
Workshop Building Holland-Amerika Lijn/Las Palmas (Van der Broek and Bakema)
World Port Center (Foster)

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