World Port Centre, Rotterdam

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World Port Centre is a 33-storey, 123.1m skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was commissioned by ING Real Estate Development. The building costs amounted to approximately NLG100 million. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is the main occupant of the WPC, using floors 2 to 19. Floors 25 to 28 are rented to Eneco Energie, floors 29 to 32 are built as conference areas and are commercially leased to Regus. The grounds also cover the Argentine steak-restaurant Gaucho's.As the building stands at the far point of the Wilhelmina pier it is built on, there is an excellent view of the surrounding harbours and city from the higher floors. The building is also an emergency centre, designed to deal with potential catastrophes in the port area and act as a coordination centre.Sir Norman Foster designed the 32-storey building. This British architect gained international fame with his designs for the London Stansted Airport, the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank in Hong Kong, the extension of the Reichstag building in Berlin and the 259m Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt. In 1992 he designed the master plan of the entire Wilhelminapier, where the World Port Centre is standing.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Another highlight on the architecture tour in Kop de Zuid - this area you should not omit when visiting Rotterdam. The port authority is housed in the World Port Centre. The building was designed by Norman Foster.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Very nice when there of those mega large ships are you can make beautiful photo, s also a whole view skyline in the evening
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  • July 13, 2017
    World Port Centre (WPC) is one of many modern buildings in "Kop van Zuid" complex. The location of WPC is at the far point of the Wilhelmina pier, WPC has 2 shapes, it's round shape on the water side ...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Good security
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  • October 6, 2016
    Anyway a nice building, and also very nice staff/employees!
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  • November 10, 2016
    beautiful office building with cosy restaurants in the neighborhood
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  • February 6, 2016
    Fine parking under the building.
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