De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam is the largest mixed-use building – and one of the greenest – in the Netherlands, and cutting-edge technologies were utilized from the start.

Year 2013
Location Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Solutions 15 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators, 7 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, 2 KONE MonoSpace® scenic elevators, 3 KONE JumpLift construction time elevators, 6 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, KONE E-Link™ monitoring system, KONE Polaris™ Destination Control System

Manhattan on the Maas

Conceived as a city within a city, De Rotterdam is part of an ambitious urban revitalization plan aimed at transforming the historic port into a lively waterfront hub of commerce, housing and leisure. 

The project took four years and involved 600 workers moving up and down the towers several times a day. Successful execution boiled down to well-planned logistics with the use of our KONE JumpLift construction time elevators.

One-of-a-kind project

To achieve the desired aesthetic for the elevators, we collaborated closely with the designers and a local cab decoration supplier. The contours of the building are etched into the stainless steel faceplates of the car operating panels, which also feature vertical white LEDs that light up with every passing floor. 

Sustainability was as important as aesthetics as De Rotterdam is one of the greenest buildings in the Netherlands. All offices are energy class A and the buildings are heated and cooled using the water of the Maas River. 

Such cutting edge technology is matched by our regenerative drive elevators, which return power back to the grid.

"Together with KONE's experts, we decided to install three KONE JumpLift solutions which played a very important role. We were able to deliver the largest mixed-use project ever built in the Netherlands exactly on schedule," says Jan van't Westeinde, Senior Sustainability Manager at MAB, the developer of De Rotterdam.