Friday, May 28, 2010
Mr. Van Oostrom (left) and Mr. Klerks presenting the Maas Tower plaque. (photo: OVG Projectontwikkleing)
Design of the Maas Tower plaque
The Maas Tower is the 7th building in the Netherlands that carries the title of ‘Dutch Tallest’, a legacy which started with the 114 year old Witte Huis building, which at 42 meters / 137.80 feet is considered to be the first office skyscraper in Europe.
Next to being the tallest building in the Netherlands, the Maas Tower also has some notable sustainable features. The water of the River Maas is used for the sprinkler system and, together with underground wells, for the thermal energy generation. This means that district heating is not required and CO2 emissions for the building are virtually halved. This constitutes a major contribution to the City of Rotterdam’s ambition to be one of the world’s forty cleanest cities, as defined in the Clinton Climate Initiative of former US President Bill Clinton.
Maas Tower entrance
Presentation of Maas Tower Book
Maas Tower and River Maas