Maastoren

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Maastoren
De maastoren.JPG
Alternative names Wilhelminakade / Laan op Zuid
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location Wilhelminakade 1
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′31″N 4°29′36″E / 51.9086°N 4.4933°E / 51.9086; 4.4933Coordinates: 51°54′31″N 4°29′36″E / 51.9086°N 4.4933°E / 51.9086; 4.4933
Completed 2006 – 2009
Height
Antenna spire 182.3 m (598 ft)
Roof Tower I: 164.8 m (541 ft)
Tower II: 108 m (354 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
2 below ground
Floor area 43,000 m2 (460,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Dam & Partners Architecten
Developer OVG Projectontwikkeling
Engineer Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld
Main contractor Besix
References
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Maastoren is a 44-storey, 165 m (541 ft) office skyscraper complex in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The building was designed by Dam & Partners in cooperation with Odile Decq Benoit Cornette and it is the tallest in the Netherlands. The building is mainly used as office space. The tower's parking garage comprises 10 stories above ground and 2 stories below with 634 spaces. Deloitte, AKD Prinsen van Wijmen, RSA, Mabanaft and Q-Park rent space in the building.

Maastoren has a special durable heating and cooling system which strongly reduces the building's CO2 footprint. The system uses water from the river Maas and energy storage in the soil. Techniplan Adviseurs from Rotterdam won a De vernufteling prize for the system's design.

Construction started in October 2006. On 9 December 2009 the building was finished.

Maastoren Construction Progress
29 October 2008 
10 April 2009 
7 February 2010 

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