Mayor Opstelten of Rotterdam has officially started the building of the Maastoren, which will be the largest building in the Netherlands. The Maastoren will be developed for Deloitte, AKD Prinsen van Wijnen and Q-Park.
With the development of the Maastoren, the City of Rotterdam will reinforce its name as a high-rise and architectural city. The Maastoren on the Kop van Zuid will be 165 meters tall, making it the largest building of the Netherlands. With the development of the Maastoren, a new icon will arise on the Rotterdam horizon by 2009.
The design of the Maastoren is characterized by two tall discs measuring 100 meters and 165 meters respectively.
Artist impression of the Maastoren (left)
Prestigious head office
The Maastoren is being developed for Deloitte, AKS Prinsen van Wijmen and Q-Park, who will use the parking garage. With the letting of the new space, Deloitte is pursuing its strategy of merging several offices in Rotterdam and its surroundings in one location. AKD Prinsen van Wijmen, one of the largest law firms and notary offices in the Netherlands, will set up its Rotterdam office in the Maastoren. Deloitte and AKD chose the Maastoren because of its unique location, the prestigious character of the complex, the facilities and its central location in the city.
Dam & Partners Architecten in cooperation with the French architectural firm Odile Becq Benoit Cornette is responsible for the design of the Maastoren. The skyscraper will have 44 floors and a total of 38,000 m² of leasable office space and 637 parking spaces.
OVG is an ambassador of the development of environmentally friendly buildings, which enables OVG to fulfil its social responsibilities. The Maastoren makes use of the water from the Maas river for the sprinkler installation and for the heating and cooling of the building. Therefore it will not need city heating allowing the building's CO2 emissions to be practically divided into half compared to regular buildings.
Source: OVG Projectontwikkeling