Calypso -
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With its impressive height and distinctive futuristic style, it is hard to ignore this multicolored architectural wonder. Calypso accommodates 407 flats, spaces for offices and shops, 500 parking spaces and even a modern church: Pauluskerk!

  • Unique, futuristic style & bright colors.
  • Located in the heart of modern architecture.
  • Multi-functional architectural site.

Optical illusion – the building on fire!

The flaming red and orange Calypso shimmers in the sunlight and gives the impression that it is in constant movement. Designed with a sloping façade and panels of irregular glass, the light is being reflected on different sides giving the building its seemingly fluid structure.

Unusual design

It was built from 2009 to 2012 by Alsop Architects, a British architectural firm known for their distinctive modern buildings with futuristic and fantastical styles. One of the firm’s signatures is to use bright colors and unusual shapes, which often ends up being the topic of hot discussion and debate by locals.

Nearby other inspiring constructions

The Calypso is centrally located at the intersection of Schouwburgplein and Mauritsweg. It is just a stone’s throw away from other inspiring pieces of modern architecture such as the Café De Unie, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, De Doelen and Rotterdam Central Station.

Treat yourself to a sparkling sight and admire the ultramodern Calypso, as you discover this different and most exciting architectural gem Rotterdam has to offer.

View on Erasmusbrug from Euromast


Rotterdam is a young and dynamic city with a world-class port. The city of Rotterdam is internationally known for its modern architecture and design.

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