Design Walk RDM Campus

A Design Walk is a guided 2-3 hours tour to local design agencies but in this special Design Walk there will only be one stop at the RDM Campus. There will be two groups on Friday (none on Saturday) and each group contains about 19 participants plus a design guide. We will also make a stop outside Boombjes for the flag hauling ceremony.

RDM Campus

RDM Campus is a campus for education, business and events. It is located at the old shipyard of the ‘Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij’ (RDM – Rotterdam Dry Dock Company), situated in the CityPorts area of Rotterd am. The abbreviation RDM now stands for Research, Design & Manufacturing. On RDM Campus educational institutions and companies work together to achieve sustainable and innovative solutions in the markets Building, Moving & Powering. RDM Campus is a collaboration between Albeda College, Rotterdam University and The Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The redevelopment of the city ports is important for both the port and the city of Rotterdam. It gives Rotterdam a competitive edge. At the former shipyard of RDM, a campus has been built for educational and research institutions and their partners from the business community and government. The establishment of research and vocational education is of significant importance in keeping (specific) technical know-how in the port area and in stimulating innovation. On RDM Campus educational institutions and companies work together in training students for jobs in the area – now and in the future.

RDM Campus consists of the buildings around the ‘Dokhaven’ (the Dock), especially Innovation Dock – the former machinery hall – and ‘Droogdok’, the former head office of RDM. Albeda College, Rotterdam University and the Port of Rotterdam Authority saw potential in this industrial monument and joined forces in redeveloping this historical area. RDM Campus was renovated from 2007 until 2009, and was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange in 2009. The ‘Dokkantoor’ (Dock Office) and extensions of ‘Droogdok’ (Dry Dock) are also part of RDM Campus. These buildings will gradually undergo renovation.

Location & time

This Design Walk will start from the large entrance hall on the ground floor at De Doelen 17:15 and return soon after 20:00.


Tickets for this Design Walk are sold via our web shop.