AREA78, the beating heart of the “Drecht” cities

Via “the mouth of the Netherlands”, you pass the Dutch manufacturing industry, the creative industry in Rotterdam, along unique architecture and splendid nature over the water to the beating heart of the “Drecht” cities. Situated on the banks of the “de Noord” river, the new entry to Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht is being created in collaboration with government, educational institutions and entrepreneurs: the new quay on the banks of the “de Noord” river.

The quay forms the physical connection between the river and Bolidt. It is at this special location on 16 May 2017 that the first pile was driven for the construction of a modern logistics centre, an open-source innovation centre, and a prefab production facility for Bolidt. Together with the new construction around the quay at the de Noord, we call this AREA78.

Located near the river De Noord, Bolidt is creating a new entrance into Hendrik-Ido-ambacht together with the local government, project developers GetGripp and Stemar. A waterfront with a maritime and an industrial character. With a tough-looking and robust use of materials for the buildings and the public space, this character is reinforced. Through a lively mix of functions, The banks of the “De Noord” river will be the point of arrival for national and international visitors to Bolidt. The experience begins on the water.

The quay on the river De Noord will form the physical connection between the river and Bolidt. Situated at the new entry to Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Bolidt shall build new facilities, planned for completion by the end of 2018. With a surface area of 9,500 m2, between the present Bolidt head office at the Nijverheidsweg and the river, the construction program consists of a modern logistical centre, an open-source innovation centre and a pre-fab production facility. This will all come together in two sustainable buildings, both Breeam Exellent certified.

AREA78

Water plays an important role in the history of the Netherlands. In the realisation of AREA78, the element water is included and the final approach route will be via water. Via “the mouth of the Netherlands”, you pass the Dutch manufacturing industry, the creative industry, along unique architecture and splendid nature to the heart of the “Drecht” cities: AREA78.

ROTTERDAM

Top 10 city you must see, according to the New York Times. The reconstruction of the city after WWII has changed the appearance of the city with one of Europe's largest cities. With its striking architecture and top-level museums, Rotterdam is a modern metropolis which is visited yearly by many visitors from all around the world.

KINDERDIJK

It couldn't be more Dutch. Kinderdijk is a unique collection of nineteen authentic windmills from the 18th century which is considered around the world as a Dutch icon. It's not without reason that the “Kinderdijk” is on the World Heritage list.

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