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Spacious elevators and escalators smoothly transport shoppers at the Markthal Rotterdam

30 Sep 2015
Case study

17 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators, 8 KONE freight elevators and 10 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators have been chosen to smoothly transport shoppers from the car park in the basement to the market hall, providing an unhurried start to their shopping day.

The Markthall Rotterdam project is a hybrid of new urban planning, with Rotterdam being the first city in the world to offer residential space above a market.

Working on such a multifunctional building was certainly a challenge. Not only did Kone work simultaneously with numerous specialized teams, but getting materials into the shafts because of the narrow corridors in the basement was an additional hurdle. To ensure all material arrived on site as scheduled, an extensive logistical plan was created to solve any problems quickly.

"We demonstrated added value of our solutions by taking the developer on a sightseeing tour of KONE major projects in Rotterdam. Provast’s decision was easy after seeing our solutions in the city’s newest skyscrapers," says Thomas de Gruijter, KONE Sales Manager for Major Projects.

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