De Rotterdam

Largest multifunctional building in the Netherlands Rotterdam / Netherlands / 2013

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The largest multifunctional building in the Netherlands has been completed. Not even 4 years after starting construction, MAB Development and OVG Real Estate have turned over De Rotterdam to its future users. After a period of finishing and furnishing, residents will start to move into this vertical city, designed by OMA, in early 2014. De Rotterdam, in total 160.000 m2 of floor space on an area the size of just one football field, is a building that calls for superlatives. When, probably in the autumn of 2014 the entire building is occupied, around 85% has already been rented out or sold, the total number of people on the Wilhelmina Pier will be doubled. On average around 5,000 people will be in the building on a daily basis. Aside from being the most densely built-up piece of land in the Netherlands, this will make it the most densely populated area too. ‘De Rotterdam’, with its 60,000 m2 of office space, hospitality and catering covering around 1,500 m2, a four-star lifestyle hotel with conference and event facilities and 280 rooms, a car park with space for 670 vehicles, 240 apartments and leisure facilities will be a vertical city on the Wilhelmina Pier. The building at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge is already an unmissable feature of Rotterdam's skyline. The signature of OMA/Rem Koolhaas can be found in every detail, for instance in the 8.5 meter high, light central hall that spans the entire width of the building with travertine wallcoverings and natural stone flooring, an impressive atrium, brass wallcoverings in the lift area and the reception. De Rotterdam consists of a 6-storey base approximately 30 meters high. On top of that there are 3 transparent towers with around 7 meters of space between each of them. The glass façade of the building means that there are floor to ceiling windows on all floors, which opens up the building to its environment.
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    The largest multifunctional building in the Netherlands has been completed. Not even 4 years after starting construction, MAB Development and OVG Real Estate have turned over De Rotterdam to its future users. After a period of finishing and furnishing, residents will start to move into this vertical city, designed by OMA, in early 2014. De Rotterdam, in total 160.000 m2 of floor space on an area the size of just one football field, is a building that calls for superlatives. When, probably in...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work started in 2012
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Client De Rotterdam CV
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-family residence / Office Buildings / Tower blocks/Skyscrapers / Showrooms/Shops / Hotel/Resorts
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