February 2021 - Little C is being built at the head of the Coolhaven in Rotterdam, between Erasmus Medical Centre and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. This exclusive living and working area – with lofts and apartments, workshops, a parking garage, studios, hospitality and other facilities – recalls the atmosphere of Greenwich Village in New York. That feel is a good match with the surrounding areas of Rotterdam: the Lloydkwartier, Binnenweg area and the Veerhaven.
The fifteen buildings of Little C are made of sturdy brick and they have large windows, robust window frames and striking steel balconies. Expressive footbridges connect the various buildings.
Each building has its own style and character but everything is coordinated. This mix of architectural styles and materials creates a village in the city.
The abundance of greenery, the collective roof gardens, the various squares and the new Coolhaven Park invite residents to establish contacts with one another in a relaxed atmosphere.
Robust type SP Staco gratings
Wolter Tijdink asked Staco to supply pressure-welded steel gratings and type SP stair treads which were hot-dip galvanised by Rotocoat for this wonderful project. Wolter Tijdink produced and installed all the fencing, balconies and stairs.
Pressure-welded SP gratings are made of a sturdy mesh of bearing bars and cross bars. The cross bars are pressed into the bearing bars and all the connections are welded at the same time. As a result, pressure-welded gratings are extremely stable.
The larger mesh size of the gratings makes them more transparent, maintaining the link to the outdoors.
The gratings are very stable and they have a robust industrial look that is perfect for Little C.
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