The Podium . Rotterdam


At 29 metres high, The Podium temporarily makes the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut accessible via a 143-step external staircase. Painted a striking pink to increase visibility, MVRDV’s design creates a 600 m2 temporary meeting place that forms the heart of the 2022 Rotterdam Architecture Month throughout June.

For the remainder of its run in July and August, The Podium is the place to be for a jazz concert or yoga class with a view of the city. Various activities will also take place for the children of Rotterdam, including a summer camp.

Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Year: 2022
Client: Het Nieuwe Instituut
Size and Programme: 600m2 – Temporary public event space

Architect: MVRDV
Founding Partner in charge: Winy Maas
Design Team: Gijs Rikken, Michele Tavola
Visualisations: Antonio Luca Coco, Luana La Martina
Images: © MVRDV
Copyright: MVRDV Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries