Award Sustainable Architecture for Central Plaza

Tuesday 18 Sep '12

GROUP A wins Award Sustainable Architecture 2012 with Central Plaza

On 17 September during the Green Buildings Congress, the annual Award Sustainable Architecture has been awarded to the Central Plaza project.

The project was announced winner in the category Sustainable Use, together with Sustainable Design and Sustainable Improvement one of the three categories launched.

Jury statement: Central Plaza was selected for the category Sustainable Use, as much attention has been paid to the various stakeholders within the complex management structure. In addition tenants have been invited to play a major role in the process in which both quality and sustainable development has been deployed. The sheer scale of the project will provide the relevant experience and motivation for a successful future roll-out of sustainable buildings in the Netherlands. Hence Central Plaza is considered Best Practice.

Commissioned by Unibail-Rodamco, the mixed-use scheme located on Weena Boulevard in Rotterdam comprises 20,000 m2 of offices, retail, residential and parking. The almost 4,000 m2 of retail is situated at ground floor level around a wide atrium. Completion is scheduled for later this year. Main objective of the extensive refurbishment and fit-out has been to substantially improve both functionality and Look-and-Feel, and aiming for a future-proof Central Plaza.

Beersnielsen Lichtontwerpers and Roukens+Van Gils have assisted and advised the projectteam during both the design as well as construction stage.