Seven million visitors annually are expected to enter the spectacular arch of Rotterdam’s new indoor food market ̶ Markthal Rotterdam. Under a futuristic dome decorated with 3D images of food, customers go one-stop shopping for fresh organic produce from more than 100 stalls, or grab a bite at any of the dozens of specialty eateries.
|Location||Rotterdam, the Netherlands|
|Solutions||17 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators, 8 KONE freight elevators, 10 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, 17 operators for sliding doors, KONE Care™ Maintenance Service|
The Markthall Rotterdam project is a hybrid of new urban planning, with Rotterdam being the first city in the world to offer residential space above a market. Our spacious elevators and escalators smoothly transport shoppers from the car park in the basement to the market hall, providing an unhurried start to their shopping day.
Working on such a multifunctional building was certainly a challenge. Not only did we work simultaneously with numerous specialized teams, but getting our materials into the shafts because of the narrow corridors in the basement was an additional hurdle. To ensure all material arrived on site as scheduled, we created an extensive logistical plan to solve any problems quickly.
"We demonstrated added value of our solutions by taking the developer on a sightseeing tour of KONE major projects in Rotterdam. Provast’s decision was easy after seeing our solutions in the city’s newest skyscrapers," says Thomas de Gruijter, KONE Sales Manager for Major Projects.