Delftse Poort

Summary

Delftse Poort (English: Delft Gate Building) is a twin-tower skyscraper complex at Weena 505 next to the Rotterdam Centraal railway station in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tower I is 151.35 m (496.6 ft) with 41 stories, and Tower II is 93 m (305 ft) with 25 stories. Until May 2009, Tower I was the tallest office tower in the Netherlands. Both towers are built over a 4-storey multifunctional podium which adjoins the Rotterdam central station. The entire complex has 28 elevators. The gross floor area in the complex is 106,000 m2 (1,140,000 sq ft), and the offices occupy 66,000 m2 (710,000 sq ft).

Delftse Poort
Delftse Poort October 2016.jpg
Alternative namesNationale-Nederlanden
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleModernism
LocationWeena 505
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°55′26″N 4°28′19″E / 51.92397°N 4.47195°E / 51.92397; 4.47195Coordinates: 51°55′26″N 4°28′19″E / 51.92397°N 4.47195°E / 51.92397; 4.47195
Completed1991
CostNLG240 million
110 million
OwnerCBRE Global Investors,
KanAm Grund
Height
Antenna spire164 m (538 ft)
RoofTower I: 151.35 m (496.6 ft)
Tower II: 93 m (305 ft)
Technical details
Floor countTower I: 41
Tower II: 25
Floor area106,000 m2 (1,140,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectAbe Bonnema
Website
http://www.delftsepoort.nl/
References
[1][2][3][4]

It was constructed between 1988 and 1991. The cost of the construction was 240 million Dutch guilders, or about €110 million. Due to a metro tunnel running underneath the complex, advanced construction methods were required, allowing only a single underground floor to be built. The building is also known as Nationale-Nederlanden building, because until 2015 the Dutch Company 'Nationale-Nederlanden' (National-Netherlands) was the main user of the building.[5] Nationale-Nederlanden was the local insurance branch of ING Insurance until 2014. In April 2015, the building was officially reopened by owner CBRE Global Investors as a general-purpose office building with 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft) of office space.[6] Nationale-Nederlanden became a tenant renting only a third of the building complex, and hence their logo on Tower I was removed.[5][7] Since then the building has established its own identity, displaying its own logo on Tower I.[5]

Until 2004, an annual race up the building's stairs took place in this building.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Delftse Poort at Emporis
  2. ^ "Delftse Poort". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ Gebouw Delftse Poort I at Structurae
  4. ^ Gebouw Delftse Poort II at Structurae
  5. ^ a b c "Nationale Nederlanden verdwijnt van Delftse Poort". Metronieuws. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  6. ^ Douma, Remco. "Opening Delftse Poort". www.ndi.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  7. ^ "Dutch Office Fund | CBRE Global Investors sluit huurovereenkomst met Nationale Nederlanden voor ca. 22.000 m2 kantoorruimte in Rotterdam". www.dutchofficefund.nl. Retrieved 2017-01-29.

External linksEdit

  • http://www.delftsepoort.nl/