FIRST - A building reaching new heights
FIRST is Rotterdam’s number-one office location. The architecture is first class, the location perfect.
FIRST is located in the heart of Rotterdam’s prestigious Central District. Right opposite Rotterdam Central Station: the gateway to the city and the portal to Europe. FIRST includes the FIRST TOWER, which is over 120 metres high. A very high-quality building with excellent facilities, such as a restaurant and a central entrance with security and a reception.
FIRST was designed by Amsterdam architects De Architekten Cie. Its style is modern and international, with a classic look making it a true landmark among Rotterdam architecture.
FIRST comprises three layers: FIRST XL forms the base and above this there is the FIRST TOWER with its mid-rise and high-rise sections. The different functions and users of FIRST have been subtly incorporated into the rhythm of the facade.
The elegant building fits harmoniously into its surroundings. FIRST XL, Robeco’s new head office, echoes the Groot Handelsgebouw opposite in terms of height and volume. The lower floors of the building connect to the city via their mix of public facilities, inviting entrances, cafés and restaurants and cultural functions.
- BREEAM certified building
With a view to future users, FIRST has been developed from a long-term vision and philosophy in which sustainable area development, quality and flexibility play a very important role.
All aspects of the FIRST design follow the latest sustainability practices. FIRST has a thermal energy storage system for cooling and heating the building using as little energy as possible. All this sustainable investment has resulted in FIRST being awarded the "Excellent" BREEAM rating: one of the most comprehensive rating systems in sustainable building design.
Owner & Administration
As responsible real estate managers, the focus of the owner is on the needs of the tenants, the quality of the properties, the environment, and last but not least on commercial success. Accordingly, Union Investment has always regarded proactive tenant support and property management as key.
Union Investment, the owner of FIRST Rotterdam, is a leading European investment manager specialising in open-ended real estate funds for private and institutional investors.
The portfolio of Union Investment´s real estate funds comprises approximately 400 properties and projects in Germany and other European countries, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The company operates today in 23 countries around the world.
Service & Contact
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