This month the first edition of the ‘Rotterdam Verlicht!’ event has started. As soon as dusk sets in, special lighting is used to create a festive atmosphere at various locations (squares and other special places) in the city. The lighting is on until 11 pm.
In these difficult times, the event is intended to let everyone experience how beautiful the wintertime in Rotterdam is. Moreover, it is a call to illuminate the city and its inhabitants and to connect them with each other. To keep courage and to remain hopeful.
The old coffee warehouse Santos, 'back neighbor' of Bay House in the Rotterdam Rijnhaven District, will also be lit during ‘Rotterdam Verlicht!’ serve as "projection screen" for street art artworks by HIJS in collaboration with POW!WOW! Rotterdam.
Where - and how - you can enjoy even more light art of this event in the city can be found at: rotterdamverlicht.nl. If the corona measures relax in the meantime, the additional program will also be announced on that website.
‘Rotterdam Verlicht!’ is an event developed by Mothership on behalf of the municipality and will last until the end of February 2021.
Anyone who ever drives on the A20 has probably already noticed: the construction work on the new Porsche Center Rotterdam in the Spaanse Polder is in full swing. The entire team of Porsche Centrum Rotterdam was given a tour of the construction site - of course with due observance of the corona measures. As the developer of this project, Frame Vastgoed went along and spoke with branch manager Harrie van Ham.
Harrie has been working at Porsche for almost 20 years and enthusiastically explains what visitors can expect from the Porsche Center in the making: ‘What really stands out immediately is the immense space that this building offers. This gives us the opportunity to build a “Destination Porsche”, as Pon previously did at the Palm Springs, California site. We are now also going to create different experience corners here, such as a Classic, an E-Performance and a Tequipment (original Porsche accessories) corner. The traditional showroom is actually disappearing, so we prefer to call it “destination”. Anyone who enters here next year, whether a Porsche driver or a fan, should be able to experience the Porsche atmosphere. Customers will be able to view the cars in peace and quiet; In the current location, things can get hectic due to the lack of space. The current showroom is therefore 900 m², while the new one will be approximately 4,000 m²; a huge difference!’
What exactly will so much more volume mean for the offer? ‘This will be a location where you cannot be average, this place requires scaling up and showing courage by putting even more beautiful, more exclusive cars in your showroom as standard. So everyone will soon be able to enjoy the most beautiful Porsche models here. In addition, the range of Porsche Approved (used Porsches) will be doubled. Here you will soon be able to drive out of the building with your new car from a delivery box lounge. Everything here revolves around the experience, from offer to service and maintenance.’
The new Porsche Center Rotterdam is expected to open in the last quarter of 2021.
Tightened corona measures or not, at the construction site of Bay House and the MGallery hotel, work is - of course with due observance of all safety rules - continuing steadily. The last construction update dates back to the beginning of September, so it is time to ask chief contractor Frans Lap of Van Omme & De Groot about the current state of affairs.
Tell us Frans, what exactly happened on the construction site in more than a month? "The rainy weather conditions have caused a slight stagnation, but a lot of work has been done nevertheless! For example, about a third of the walls have now been poured onto the ground floor, including the weighted beams above the walls. Part of the temporary support for the first storey floor has also been placed, so that the installation of the wide-slab floors has now started."
Frans will keep us regularly informed about the construction activities during the construction process. He also jumps into the construction crane every now and then to shoot photos at great heights. Follow @framevastgoed.nl on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to see it!
For all the news about Bay House, we refer you to the news page on bayhouse.nl.
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Our office is located in a beautiful listed building in the fortified town of Brielle in the province of Zuid-Holland, but our roots are a little way away in Rotterdam. This metropolis, so dear to us, also comprises most of our operating area. Frame contributes to the continuous progress of urban development in Rotterdam with a lot of professional enthusiasm. We do so by discovering the hidden needs of the city and then providing those by working on various sizeable real estate projects. We would love to introduce you to our projects via this website. Pleased to meet you; we are Frame Vastgoed.
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Frame Vastgoed is a risk-bearing developer, investor, and service organisation characterised by its professionalism, commitment, and specialty regarding sustainable and urban living environments. We transform vacant office buildings, restore listed properties, and realise new residential and shopping areas in full-service living environments, primarily in the Rotterdam metropolitan area.