€160m Tree House project will be Holland’s tallest hybrid structure

Tree House PLP

PLP Architecture has won an international competition for a 140m timber and concrete tower in Rotterdam.

The architect, working with Dutch developer Provast, won the Delftseplein competition for their €160m (£137m) project, known as “Tree House,” which includes 275 apartments, 15,000sq m of office space, plus co-working space, cafes, shops and a terrace on the seventh-floor restaurant.

The 37-storey building will sit next to the city’s Central Station and will be the tallest hybrid structure in the country.

The building, designed by the 22 Bishopsgate architect, will feature a part-timber structure with a concrete core, reused and recycled materials, rainwater collection, which will be reused, and CO2 storage.

Tree House PLP Rotterdam

There will also be balconies and terraces that will include numerous plants and three greenhouses.

Partner Ron Bakker from PLP Architecture said, “We enjoy designing buildings that push boundaries, and this is an innovative, sustainable, mixed-use tower, with a hybrid timber structure, almost on top of Rotterdam’s Central Station - a new typology for future cities.”

Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and due to be completed in 2024.