On top of rotterdam

a Brightside in-house development of a bio-based passive-house penthouse

about the project

Back in the days, when Brightside's office was still held in two classical 'sister buildings' in the Graaf Florisstraat, an idea was born during a long summernight with the team on the roof terrace. "Hey, wouldn't this be the most beautiful spot for a penthouse?" When we moved our office to Firma230 and partner Maarten took the spot to make his new home, a window of opportunity opened up. A penthouse designed over two neighbouring buildings, stretching for an impressive 18 meter long panorama of the Rotterdam skyline. As a Brightside in-house development, of course we have green ambitions: to realise the first Passive-House penthouse in the Netherlands!

Back in the days, when Brightside's office was still held in two classical 'sister buildings' in the Graaf Florisstraat, an idea was born during a long summernight with the team on the roof terrace. "Hey, wouldn't this be the most beautiful spot for a penthouse?" When we moved our office to Firma230 and partner Maarten took the spot to make his new home, a window of opportunity opened up. A penthouse designed over two neighbouring buildings, stretching for an impressive 18 meter long panorama of the Rotterdam skyline. As a Brightside in-house development, of course we have green ambitions: to realise the first Passive-House penthouse in the Netherlands!

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a sight to behold

The penthouse was designed to maximize the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Rotterdam's beautiful skyline. The floor plan contains expansive glass facades in every direction, with minimal interruptions by discreet panels. The rooftop terrace offers residents an unobstructed, elevated perspective of the city, providing a unique visual experience. Truly, a sight to behold!

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the first passive-house pent-house

The pent-house is on its way to become the first passive-house Enerphit certified top-up of the Netherlands! Partly transformation, partly new construction, the project has proven to be a real challenge of engineering. In part thanks to contractor Den Butter & Voogt, we are confidently moving towards the realisation of the project!

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Maarten Polkamp

Maarten Polkamp

architect/partner

maarten@brightside.nu
+31 (0)10 8865093
Sander van Schaik

Sander van Schaik

architect/partner

sander@brightside.nu
+31 (0)10 8865092

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