This coming Thursday, March 13th, Rotterdam Central Station will officially be opened by King Willem-Alexander. The design by Team CS (a co-operation between MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten, Benthem Crouwel and West8) took 5 years to be built. During the construction phase the station was kept fully functioning.
The new station hall, with an impressive height of 30m up into the sky and cladded with stainless steel, reaches out into the city. Open and transparent in guides travellers to the new 48m wide passenger tunnel. The glass roof stretches over the all the tracks, 156m wide and 250m long, and is covered with 10.000m2 of PV-cells.