Back from my recent trip to Holland, I will make a series of posts with modern buildings that look very interesting. The photos accompanying them are all mine, collected both from this year’s trips as well as last year.
To start our Dutch trip, here is a very interesting facade: The newest multiplex in Amsterdam, it has a very interesting facade,
with the use of perspective and the brick cladding. And somehow, it did
not look out of place near the famous flower market.
Den Haag is a bit different than the rest of the cities in Holland,
probably due to the presence of so many international organisations
there, and of course, the royal family of Holland.
The buildings you can see here (their tops actually) are nicknamed by the locals tits & penis – go figure!
Probably my favourite skyscraper of Rotterdam, this is the 2nd tallest
building of the city! It houses a hotel (first 15 floors) and offices.
It is 149m tall (with the spire, 132 without it), has 34 floors and was
completed in 2000 (of course!). It is situated opposite the Rotterdam
Central Station and , seeing this right after getting out of the station building , I was floored. It was designed
by Canadian architects Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden.
Delftse Poort is a building complex right across the street from the Millennium Tower. It is the tallest building of Rotterdam. This is the
lower part of it, called Delftse Poort II. It has 25 floors and is 93m
high. The tallest one is Delftse Poort I, standing at 151m high with 41
floors. It was completed in 1992 and houses the head office of a famous
Dutch company. It is the highest office building of The Netherlands.
The name originated from the old name the railway station used to have.
It was build by Bonnema Architects.
Right next to the Erasmus bridge, on the river Maas, is the Golden Tulip hotel. I
love the shape of the building. It seems to try and reach the river
over the road. It has a rooftop bar, so the view from up there must be
amazing. It was so windy that day I almost got carried away by the
wind. It is 49m tall with 15 floors. Designed by Mas Architectuur.
More from the Netherlands in the next post!