Residential icon IMAGINE sets the tone for a new high-quality residential area in Feyenoord City Rotterdam

11 January 2024

October 12, 2023 – The highest point of Imagine, the striking new residential tower on Laan op Zuid in Rotterdam, has been reached. Area developers AM and Heijmans mark the start of the ambitious Feyenoord City development with Imagine. The building comprises a total of 295 homes, including 162 condominiums, 133 rental apartments for Vesteda, 120 parking spaces, and 1,500 m2 of commercial space. Imagine stands for sustainable construction: energy-efficient apartments, a climate-adaptive building, and a collective courtyard. Residents can also make use of shared mobility options. According to the schedule, Imagine is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Diverse mix of energy-efficient owned and rental homes for a wide audience

Imagine is located on the border of Parkstad and Feyenoord City in Rotterdam. The sustainable apartment complex consists of two tall residential buildings connected at street level by a building with commercial and community functions. The light facade materials make Imagine a striking new residential icon on the Rotterdam skyline. The apartments overlook the green inner courtyard, the Maas River, the new Feyenoord City, and towards the city center. Imagine was designed by Barcode Architects. The living spaces of the owned homes range from 48 to 225m2, and the rental apartments from Vesteda range from 50 to 95 m2. Currently, 95 percent of the homes have been sold. Parking is available in the basement, where provision is also made for shared mobility. In the parking garage, 10 spots are reserved for Amber shared cars, and outside, six spots are available for shared cars.

Councillor for Climate, Construction, and Housing Chantal Zeegers said: "Imagine is the first project of the development of Feyenoord City. It's fantastic that the first residents will be able to move in next summer. It's a beautiful project with sustainable homes surrounded by lots of greenery and water."

AM and Heijmans Vastgoed form the Development Combination OCFC. Wilco van den Ban, speaking on behalf of the Development Combination, said: "With Imagine, we set the right tone to create a sustainable urban living environment in this location in Rotterdam. A place where residents can find everything: from housing to sports and from parks to entertainment. Together, we are building a new district of Rotterdam here. We collaborate well with the municipality of Rotterdam and StiGaM. And we are pleased with the trust of the homebuyers and Vesteda as a housing investor and provider in the Imagine project."

The construction is carried out by the construction combination BAM Wonen and Heijmans Woningbouw. Henk Dilweg, on behalf of the construction combination, said: "With the realization of Imagine, we make a positive contribution for future residents in Rotterdam Zuid. The collaboration within the construction combination is progressing well, and for our employees, it provides extra motivation to work on this beautiful project in a new sustainable environment."

Celebration of topping out

On Friday, October 13, Alderman Chantal Zeegers, accompanied by the involved partners (Development Combination Feyenoord City (OCFC), Building Combination Parkstad Zuid, Heijmans Woningbouw, and BAM Wonen, Area Development Foundation on the Maas (Stigam), and Vesteda, as well as all involved advisors, will perform the celebratory topping out ceremony.