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NewsNews • 11 Jul 2021

MASA architects transform a former Rotterdam sports building into an elegant villa

An abandoned former war period sports building constructed in the 1940s was largely thought by developers and real estate agents to be headed for demolition until the client bought the site and decided to turn it into a private villa.  Tim Van De Velde The architectural transformation undertaken by MASA Architects began by revealing the raw beauty of the existing walls and in particular the concrete structure beneath. Designed to accommodate large spans for a sports hall, the structure encloses a grand volume of interior space. The next question was how to separate rooms while preserving the open nature of the space.  Tim Van De Velde Instead of standard partition walls, individually designed furniture elements were in... More