The Markthal building in the Netherlands required innovative techniques for its foundations and façades to realise the client’s ambitions. Advanced research into these techniques led to the development of guidelines to ensure their quality and safety and enabled the municipality to check and approve the construction work.
The Markthal in Rotterdam is an architectural and engineering masterpiece. The building consists of a huge arch containing more than 200 apartments, restaurants and shops overlooking a 90-stall public market. Its size and location on waterlogged ground near the docks required some of the most complex foundations ever built in the Netherlands.