De Rotterdam won CTBUH Award: Best tall building in Europe

De Rotterdam has again won a prestigious, international award. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) award for Best tall building in Europe. TGM has contributed on facade cladding and facade consulting  for this remarkable building, which was designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas.

Upon completion De Rotterdam became the largest building in the Netherlands, at 150 meters’ height and 162,000 square meters of area. Its mass is broken down by three interconnected mixed-use towers, accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

De Rotterdam is an exercise in formal interpretation that is at once reminiscent of an imported mid-century American skyscraper, but epitomizes the off-center experimentalism of modern Dutch art of the foregoing century. The nighttime twinkling of the lights indicating different programs throughout the day lends dynamism and contributes to the humanization of the monoliths.

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