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Montevideo (Rotterdam)

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General information
Architectural styleModernism
LocationLandverhuizersplein 1-152
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°54′13″N 4°29′08″E / 51.90361°N 4.48556°E / 51.90361; 4.48556Coordinates: 51°54′13″N 4°29′08″E / 51.90361°N 4.48556°E / 51.90361; 4.48556
Completed2003 – 2005
Antenna spire152.3 m (500 ft)
Roof139.5 m (458 ft)
Technical details
Floor count43
Floor area57,530 m2 (619,200 sq ft)
Design and construction
DeveloperING Real Estate Development
EngineerABT Delft
Main contractorBesix
Other information
Number of units192

Montevideo is a 43-storey, 139.5 m (458 ft) residential skyscraper on the river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Montevideo logo on the roof is an 8 by 8 m (26 by 26 ft) letter "M" which brings the tower's total height to 152.3 m (500 ft).[5] The logo is also designed to be a giant wind vane. Designed by Mecanoo architecture firm principal, Francine Houben, the building is one of the tallest woman-designed buildings in the world. The tower was opened 19 December 2005, featuring 192 apartment units, 6,050 m2 (65,122 sq ft) of office space, and 1,933 m2 (20,807 sq ft) of retail space.[5] The building is named after the Uruguay capital city, Montevideo.


The building received a commendation award by the International Highrise Award 2006,[6] and it has been awarded the Dedallo Minosse Prize.[5] In addition it finished in third place in the 2005 Emporis Skyscraper Award selection.[7]


See also

Media related to Montevideo skyscraper at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Montevideo". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ Montevideo at Emporis
  3. ^ "Montevideo". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Montevideo at Structurae
  5. ^ a b c "Montevideo Rotterdam, Netherlands". Mecanoo architecten b.v. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  6. ^ "International Highrise Award". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
  7. ^ "Emporis Skyscraper Award 2005". Emporis. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
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