Uit Je Eigen Stad CS
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Uit Je Eigen Stad CS

Shop and Café at Rotterdam Centraal

Uit Je Eigen Stad CS

Shop and Café at Rotterdam Centraal

In this former supermarket, travellers now find a quiet moment while residents of the nearby Provenierswijk meet on the adjacent terrace. Locally-produced flowers and food are on offer in the shop and the café provides a friendly space to work or relax. Tucked away from the bustle of the nearby chain stores, groups of friends gather as they wait to catch the train.


Uit Je Eigen Stad (From Your Own City) is an urban farm that connects urban consumers with urban producers, showing how food can be produced locally by employing a  range of techniques and products, including mushroom cultivation, poultry production, aquaculture and horticulture. Their shop at Rotterdam Centraal is an open invitation to visit the farm and offers convenient access to sustainable products.


Uit Je Eigen Stad’s philosophy was fully integrated into the design of the space. Repurposed materials were sourced from around Rotterdam, resulting in a unique, sustainble, cost-efficient interior. Old crates function as lamps while the benches have been covered in a recycled tarpaulin. The inviting terrace has also breathed new life into the once deserted rear side of the station. The city and its residents now live closer to the station, travellers and a wealth of local products.

Client Uit Je Eigen Stad
Location Rotterdam | Central Station
Square meters 250 m²
Year 2016
Status In Use
Team Renée Appelo
Maurice van der Steen
Jorik Bais
Lisanne Rissik
About the Studio

Studio Appelo is an Amsterdam-based studio for architecture, landscape and interior. Our designs gently guide users through all kinds of environments. We value the given context and create space, rather than delineating it. Working closely with our clients, manufacturers and suppliers, we design for innovation, intimacy and interaction.

Our team’s experience extends beyond the sphere of architecture. Studio Appelo is an associate partner of QuA and a creative advisor and honorary member of TQ. Renee Appelo is also affiliated with the Architecture and Heritage department of the Technical University Delft


Studio Appelo


Delistraat 44hs
1019 CX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 6 149 727 04


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