Downtown Office for the City of Rotterdam has 2012Architecten has designed a piece of furniture for Willimsplein, at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. A piece of furniture was needed on this event location so visitors of Rotterdam and in particular Spido (harbour tours) can stay, but it must be possible to remove it at events.
We have chosen to work with reclaimed wind turbine blades of ± 6m long. This material is designed to be ergonomic and to last in all kind of wheater conditions. To transform these nine blades to street furniture, it was decided to make use of about 1m3 concrete blocks, which are heavy enough to keep light blades in place
A total of five blades are used as a seat, backrest and 3 blades are used as a placemark. All blades are painted red signal to give the gray, petrified vicinity of the Willemsplein little more color.
The position of the blades were determined for a good ergonomic posture with much variety in the seats offered. The seat depth ranges from ± ± 30cm to 80cm, or from chair to lounge.