Renovation and extension Ahoy
We give Ahoy a boost and thus strengthen the image of Rotterdam Zuid. Ahoy is being transformed from an introverted complex to a transparent and accessible crowd puller with international allure. The exhibition halls will be renovated (25,000 m2) and the complex expanded with an ICC (International Congress Center of 25,000 m2) consisting of a Popzaal, new catering facilities, foyers and break out rooms for conferences. It is expected that this year will start with the renovation of the Exhibition halls. The following year with the construction of the ICC.
More interaction with the environment
The transformation of Ahoy leads to more interaction with the environment thanks to a grand and transparent entrance and a dynamic façade. The façade consists of a stack of horizontal layers.
More than a pop room
The large Popzaal is used for three purposes: concerts, conferences and trade fairs. In three hours the hall can be converted from concert hall to exhibition hall. During concerts there is room for 7000 people in this room, while there is room for 2750 people during a congress or a fair. Thanks to the increased congress capacity it is possible to hold conferences at international level. The new catering facilities and a large Popzaal make Ahoy a real crowd puller.
Hart van Zuid
This large-scale renovation is part of the Hart van Zuid project. The transformation of Ahoy is the second project within Hart van Zuid Rotterdam that Kraaijvanger Architects is working on. In addition to Ahoy, we are also working on a new swimming pool in the former district office, called Swimming Venue Rotterdam.