MAD unveils design for Danshuis and pictures of gigantic spiral staircase in Rotterdam

Chinese language studio MAD has revealed visuals of its design for the Rotterdam Heart for Dance within the Netherlands, in addition to pictures of the spiral staircase being constructed for its museum subsequent door.

Known as Danshuis, the constructing will see an outdated riverfront warehouse named Provimi become a cultural vacation spot that can maintain dance studios, exhibition areas and theatres.

The constructing can be positioned subsequent to MAD’s Fenix Museum of Migration

Situated subsequent to the Fenix Museum of Migration, which was MAD’s first mission in Europe, the constructing will maintain its authentic warehouse construction however the studio will add plenty of interventions.

“Dance is a flowing artwork of house,” MAD founder Ma Yansong stated. “To emphasis that and respect the locality and historical past of the constructing, we determined to make minimal change to the unique construction, simply so as to add artwork installations in dialog with the atmosphere.”

Exterior of Danshuis in Rotterdam
It can overlook the Maas river in Rotterdam

An open-air semi-circular theatre can be positioned on the highest flooring, whereas the second flooring will function a landscaped terrace embellished with a yellow seagull sculpture designed by Ma.

A big purple neon signal of the constructing’s title, Danshuis, will face the Maas river.

Spiral staircase at Fenix Museum by MAD
A spirl staircase is being put in subsequent door

The studio additionally revealed building photographs of the adjoining Fenix Museum of Migration, exhibiting the big spiral staircase that can sit at its centre being put in.

Painted a brilliant blue, the “theatrical” staircase will perform as a viewpoint that will increase in dimension because it spirals upwards.

The staircase, which can sit in an atrium on the centre of the constructing and hyperlink every flooring, will protrude by means of the roof to create a 360-degree remark deck.

The Danshuis was commissioned by the Droom en Daad Basis, which additionally selected MAD to design the Fenix Museum of Migration.

Detail of spiral staircase at Fenix Museum by MAD
The staircase will sit within the atrium of the Fenix Museum of Migration

“With this second fee from Droom en Daad Basis, we hope to spotlight Rotterdam’s craving for freedom and embracing of various international cultures,” Ma stated.

“The Fenix Museum of Migration and the Danshuis are intently linked and also will look to the long run collectively in Rotterdam’s century-old port.”

Installation at Fenix Museum by MAD
The museum is MAD’s first constructing in Europe

Building on the Danshuis is about to start quickly, whereas the Fenix Museum of Migration is scheduled for completion in 2024.

Rotterdam’s waterfront has change into a well-liked space for structure studios to design artistic tasks. Different examples within the space embrace a “vertical metropolis” by OMA and Powerhouse Firm’s floating workplace.

Venture credit:

Principal companions in cost: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
Affiliate associate in cost: Andrea D’Antrassi
Design crew: Alessandro Fisalli, Paolo Pirri
Photographs: Proloog