Yesterday Rotterdam Centraal, the new central station in Rotterdam, won the ‘Nationale Staalprijs 2014’, a Dutch award for projects that are entirely or partially executed in steel. The station won in the category ‘non-residential building’. The jury awarded the prize to Rotterdam Centraal because of the pure use of steel and the complexity of the project.
Iemants was the main contractor of this project and built the steel structure, concrete main supports, facade construction and the complete 15.000 m² RVS 316 roof. The construction of the station was very complex. The 3.500 ton weighing steel structure had to be built within 6 months partially above the railway and partially above the metro, which was also under construction. During these works, the passengers could not be hindered. A challenging job if you imagine that daily 110.000 passengers cross the construction site.
Rotterdam Centraal was officially opened in March 2014 and was built in cooperation with the city of Rotterdam and NC Stations.
The architect combination ‘Team CS’ accepted the award on behalf of the city of Rotterdam, ProRail, ARCADIS, the engineering office of Rotterdam and the main contractors Iemants and Mobilis.