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Official Name De Karel Doorman
Other Names Linea Nova, Ter Meulen
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Netherlands
City Rotterdam
Street Address & Map Binnenwegplein
Building Function residential / retail
Structural Material composite
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2012

Companies Involved

Developer Fortis Vastgoed Ontwikkeling
Design Ibelings Van Tilburg Architecten
Structural Engineer
Design Royal Haskoning DHV

About De Karel Doorman

De Karel Doorman was constructed on top of the Ter Meulen store, originally built in 1948. To construct the additional floors, a lightweight alternative to traditional multistory framing was approached. The building utilizes two reinforced concrete cores inserted into the existing structure, a framework of steel columns and beams, a wooden floor system topped with 55mm of concrete and a wooden exterior wall clad with a glass facade. The resulting structure's floors weigh 250 kilograms per square meter, one fifth of the weight of a standard high-rise apartment building constructed entirely of reinforced concrete.

CTBUH Initiatives

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017 – CTBUH Research

Considering the Whole Life Cycle Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014 – Event Report


Ultra Light Weight Solutions for Sustainable Urban Densification
16 Sep 2014 – Maurice Hermens, Royal Haskoning DHV

Research Papers

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV

Ultra Light Weight Solutions for Sustainable Urban Densification
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings

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