The Eurovision Song Contest is coming to Rotterdam. And it is hosted by Rotterdam Ahoy in the middle of Hart van Zuid. How cool is that? It means an enormous boost for our city and in particular for Hart van Zuid, the area development that Kraaijvanger is working on as an architect and supervisor. Congratulations Rotterdam!
"We would like to show Rotterdam to all the fans of the Song Contest: diverse, a city of innovation, creativity and architecture and with Ahoy as a beautiful event location .... The Netherlands as the host country and Rotterdam as the stage."
Rotterdam Ahoy from the 'Heart van Zuid'
A comparison with earlier editions of the Song Festival indicates that 28 to 50,000 visitors will be attracted by the Hart van Zuid area development. A boost from public liveliness, via the metro or bus through the public transportation hub, probably a drink at LISA at the head of Zwemcentrum Rotterdam at the Annie M.G. Schmidt square opposite to the new Kunstenpand along boulevard de Gooilandsingel on the way to Rotterdam Ahoy.
“It's great that the Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Rotterdam and that we can accommodate this fantastic event! Ahoy was built for live entertainment and I am convinced that a spectacular and memorable edition will be organized here that the region, province and the Netherlands are proud of ”
The project organization Eurovision Song Contest 2020, consisting of NPO / AVROTROS / NOS and EBU (European Broadcasting Union), announced that the largest music event in the world will take place in Rotterdam. The TV shows of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest are organized in Rotterdam Ahoy, one of the most versatile event locations in the Netherlands.
“Great news that the Song Contest is coming to Ahoy! A major boost for the area that we have been working on for so long. "
Kraaijvanger Architects is working on the expansion of Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center (RACC). It will soon consist of 35 halls and RTM Stage. This is not only the largest auditorium and the largest theater room in the Netherlands (capacity 2,750), but when the seats are completely removed, it becomes a music room for concerts and events for up to 7,000 people. RTM Stage is therefore unique in the Netherlands in both congress / theater and concert areas. At the 50th anniversary of Ahoy, in January 2021, the official opening will take place.