85 apartments, parking garage, offices, commercial space, roof garden, panorama restaurant.


O.M.A./Rem Koolhaas

Cooperation between

MAB Development bv en OVG Projectontwikkeling bv


2009 - 2013

Senior Realization Manager

S.E. Ouwerkerk MSc

Photo albums (special thanks to OMA/Michel van de Kar)
De Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The vertical city 'the Rotterdam' is constructed on the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam and the most densely cultivated land in the Netherlands (Floor Space Index = approximately 30). On the surface of a football pitch rises this multi-functional building with a height of 150 meters. The variety and mix of functions in the building contribute to the 24/7 using this project. The design consists of a six-story Plinth, some thirty meters, and on top of that rise three transparent towers with a facade made entirely of glass and windows from floor to ceiling. The public function on the Ground Floor - Rotterdam Square '- with the thirty meter high Atrium - unlocks the floor levels. The various entrance lobbies of 8.5 meters high to the three towers and other functions are located on the Wilhelminakade. In this project, seven different contractors were involved.

The Rotterdam scores substantially higher than other construction projects on the theme of sustainability. On all possible fronts, in the design, density, mix of functions, method of construction, equipment and energy is one of the most sustainable buildings in the Netherlands. For example, the river water is used to cool the building.

Cooperating parties
  • Architect: OMA/Rem Koolhaas
  • Contractor: Züblin Nederland
  • Executive Architect: B+M Den Haag
  • M+E: Roodenburg; Spindler
  • Facade Builder: Scheldebouw; TGM Gevelbouw
  • Elevators and Facade Maintenance systems: KONE
  • Heating and Cooling: Eneco

De Rotterdam - Vertical City

44/floors - The Rotterdam apartments

Building the Rotterdam by Ruud Sies

Erasmus MC
MAB development
St George