Montevideo (Rotterdam)

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General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Architectural style Modernism
Location Landverhuizersplein 1-152
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′13″N 4°29′08″E / 51.90361°N 4.48556°E / 51.90361; 4.48556Coordinates: 51°54′13″N 4°29′08″E / 51.90361°N 4.48556°E / 51.90361; 4.48556
Completed 2003 – 2005
Antenna spire 152.3 m (500 ft)
Roof 139.5 m (458 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 43
Floor area 57,530 m2 (619,200 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 7
Design and construction
Architect Mecanoo
Developer ING Real Estate Development
Engineer ABT Delft
Main contractor Besix
Other information
Number of units 192

Montevideo is a 43-storey, 139.5 m (458 ft) residential skyscraper on the river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Montevideo logo on the roof is an 8 by 8 m (26 by 26 ft) letter "M" which brings the tower's total height to 152.3 m (500 ft).[5] The logo is also designed to be a giant wind vane. Designed by the Mecanoo architecture firm, the tower was opened 19 December 2005, featuring 192 apartment units, 6,050 m2 (65,122 sq ft) of office space, and 1,933 m2 (20,807 sq ft) of retail space.[5] The building is named after the Uruguay capital city, Montevideo.


The building received a commendation award by the International Highrise Award 2006,[6] and it has been awarded the Dedallo Minosse Prize.[5] In addition it finished in third place in the 2005 Emporis Skyscraper Award selection.[7]


Montevideo behind the Holland America Line Hotel New York 
Montevideo Tower & World Port Center 

See also[edit]

Media related to Tower Montevideo at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Montevideo". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ Montevideo (Rotterdam) at Emporis
  3. ^ "Montevideo". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ Montevideo (Rotterdam) at Structurae
  5. ^ a b c "Montevideo Rotterdam, Netherlands". Mecanoo architecten b.v. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "International Highrise Award". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Emporis Skyscraper Award 2005". Emporis. Retrieved 20 July 2012.