Sir Norman Foster is the architect behind the asymmetric design of the World Port Center. He originally designed the building in 1992 as part of a master plan for the entire area, which included hotels in Rotterdam within reach of the World Port Center. The first tower rose 124 meters, then in a continuation of his original plan, Foster and his partners added another tower. Today, the 2 towers are fraternal twins; one is 4-sided, the other is semi-circular and they both rise to different heights. It is easily one of the most recognizable structures in the city.
Inside the Center is the CONFIO, which is a business and conference center. The conference rooms are on floors 29 to 32, which provides visitors with magnificent views of the river below and the city of Rotterdam. There are 7 rooms on the top 4 floors with spectacular scenic vistas. The Crow’s Nest in the core building has a glazed terrace for viewing as well, while the World Port Center also houses the Rotterdam River Authority.
Address: Wilhelminakade 909, 3072 AP Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 252 1010
Architects: Norman Foster and Partners Bureau Bouwkunde
Province: South Holland