Rotterdam's Vertical City achieves dizzying heights of success

Rotterdam's Vertical City achieves dizzying heights of success

It took four years to construct the biggest building in the Netherlands – De Rotterdam, or Vertical City, on the bank of the River Maas. With the exterior constructed almost entirely out of glass – bathing De Rotterdam in light from every angle – Vetrotech contributed very significantly to the success of this daring project.

With the building weighing an extraordinary 230,000 tons, Vetrotech supplied a total of approximately 50,000m² of glass. Ensuring ultimate fire safety is a real challenge with a building of this magnitude.

To meet this brief, Vetrotech supplied their fire-resistant Contraflam® and Contraflam® LITE glass in various forms, offering tailor-made solutions with safety as the paramount concern. A truly magnificent feat of design and engineering, De Rotterdam is now clearly one of the most eye-catching and impressive glass buildings in the Netherlands.

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