World Trade Center Rotterdam, a building complex of 76,000 m2 in the bustling city centre, is being renovated in stages. A master plan has been drawn up, which will be further developed and executed through subplans. The objective is to produce a multifunctional and vibrant building complex that is future-ready. The distinctive former stock exchange building, designed by Jan Frederik Staal, was completed in 1940 and has been extended several times since, including the addition of a tower by Groosman Partners in 1987.
The Convention Centre, which is used for events and conferences, is now being renovated, including the large Rotterdam Hall and the Schipperbeurs Halls. The entire listed building complex will be rendered sustainable in stages. A large number of the window frames will be replaced, as will the awnings. In addition, the existing installations are to be improved and renewed. The entire roof surface has already been fitted with solar panels.