The building has two towers of 70 meters high and one of 215 meters that are connected to each other. In total, the complex has more than 450 rental and owner-occupied homes. On the top floor of the tallest tower, there will be a restaurant and a publicly accessible panoramic viewing point at a height of 185 meters.
The first residents of one of the two lower buildings have since moved in. The homes in the highest tower will be completed from January 2022. Of the more than 250 owner-occupied homes, only three are still available. However, dozens of homes are still available for potential tenants. “Sales are going well beyond expectations,” says project developer Michelle Corbeau of bureau AM.
The Zalmhaven under construction. highest in the Benelux. KOEN VAN WEEL
The construction of the complex started in 2018, its development already in 2013. 165 concrete piles with a length of 63 meters have been drilled into the ground for the foundation of the highest tower. “The Zalmhaven Tower is also the tallest prefab building in the world. All parts of the building, with the exception of the poured concrete, were assembled elsewhere, transported to the Zalmhaven and assembled there,” says Edwin van Leeuwen, development manager at Amvest.
Rotterdammers can experience reaching the highest point through a light show with the tower as the center. It can be seen from many places in the city on Thursday and Friday evenings between 8pm and 11pm.