Theater Zuidplein is the new hotspot in Rotterdam Zuid. This area has been neglected for years and can use some new energy. So this new theater is not only a replacement for the old building, but a new center in the neighourhood. A library, theater, cafe restaurant have been merged under one roof and reinforce each other.
The building has been designed by De Zwarte Hond en has been developed and built as a Design Build Maintain task by Heijmans and Ballast Nedam.
Buro M2R was responsible for the interior of the central hallway. In a late stadium in the project Beersnielsen was hired to optimize the chosen brand luminares in the central hallway.
This central hallway should give a welcome feeling, like a living room. To achieve this welcome feeling, we changed the functional lighting into a graphic element. Besides that we emphasized the depth of the space by using contrasts and accents.