The Muse a by Barcode Architects designed luxurious new 75 meter high tower in the Wijnhaven in Rotterdam. Characteristic to this building is the oblique line in the towers’ shape from layer 5 to 9. The tower has a visual nod to one side.

An iconic building in the Maritime District. Together with several monuments such as the Sint Laurens church and the Willem de Kooning Academy but also with new typical projects such as de Markthal, The Muse will be a part of this new and dynamic part of Rotterdam.

Beautiful views on the river the Maas, the Willemsbrug and the skyline of Rotterdam. At walking distance from the Grote Markt The Muse offers 94 apartments varying from 80 to 200 m2 including 2 penthouses on the top floor. Building layers 1 to 3 will become the parking and there will be 2 commercial areas of respectively 400 and 500 m2 on the ground floor. The design also has storages on the 4th floor.

Commissioned by Smit’s Bouwbedrijf Snijders Ingenieursgroep will work out the precast concrete construction elements which will be delivered by Geelen Beton and Decomo. Snijders Ingenieursgroep will engineer the constructive steelwork and will make a set of implementation drawings based on the architectural- and implementation design to look after all the constructive aspects within this project. Furthermore Snijders Ingenieursgroep will function as engineering coördinator. This means that all constructive joining elements have to be aligned before they are sent to the chief engineer for evaluation.

The building process on The Muse is currently in full swing. On these pictures you can see how the tower is slowly getting it’s iconic shape. The mentioned oblique line in the towers’ shape is becoming visible. Furthermore you can see the in situ concrete walls and floors on the pictures for which Snijders Ingenieursgroep has fulfilled the role of executive engineer. Finally the pictures show the special balconies of The Muse. These balconies are special because the construction is exceptional and has not yet been applied in another building in Rotterdam!

Check the The Muse of Rotterdam for more information and keep an eye on our projectspage!