Finally open to the public from 1 October: the Market Hall in Rotterdam! Many superlatives have already been used to describe this building, and with good reason. What a wonderful new addition to Rotterdam! On the site where it all began for the City on the Maas, there now stands an iconic brand-new structure. Architect Winy Maas of Rotterdam-based MVRDV has succeeded, together with real estate developer ProVast, in creating a spectacular design. Beijer Constructie was delighted to provide some essential parts!
Indeed, what more is there possibly to say about the Market Hall. Iconic, striking, a new point of reference in the Netherlands’ second city. The 40-metre-high arch can be seen from the far distance and is made from natural stone with windows. The glass frontage is anchored by steel cables supplied by Kampstaal, as are the grille walls in front of the car parking beneath the Market Hall. The Market Hall itself houses apartments across the full width of the arch. Half of these apartments look out onto the market! The temperature in the hall itself remains pleasant because the front walls remain closed.
All well and good, but what is a Market Hall without market stalls? The space that forms the entire raison d’être of the building needs to be the focal point of all activity. Market stalls that are not just functional and solid, but at the same time attractive. Multifunctional stalls which not only exhibit fresh produce, but also contain cafes with terraces. To reach those terraces, you have to climb the beautiful and sturdy staircases made by Beijer Constructie. The fences surrounding the stalls were also produced and installed by Beijer. All sturdy and stabile, which may be more than can be said of someone who spend some time on a terrace…thankfully you can rely on the quality work of Beijer.
It was not just the collaboration with the contractor J.P. van Eesteren that was again a great success, Beijer once again demonstrated its ability to work well with its sister companies. Nauta worked 300 tonnes of steel to create the versatile stalls. The company was responsible for the drawings, production and installation. Kampstaal supported Nauta in producing the zinc-plated stalls, while the panels on the stalls is the work of Kamplacon. All companies united in GB Steel Group are proud of the outcome: the Market Hall, but also our once again proven ability to work as a team!