by MVRDV in the Netherlands
The covered market, designed by architects MVRDV, is located in the city center of Rotterdam and comprises 96 fresh produce units and 20 hospitality and retail units. The roof of Markthal is shaped by an arch of 228 apartments. A four-story underground car park offers 1.200 parking lots. This combination of market and housing is the first of its kind, making it a world premiere. The inside of the archway bears the biggest artwork in the Netherlands: The Horn of Plenty, designed by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam.