Maarsen Group to develop The Modernist

Maarsen Group is beginning the development of The Modernist in Rotterdam’s Central Business District. The Modernist will be a mixed-use building designed by MVRDV, the Rotterdam architectural firm behind iconic projects such as the Markthal. The building will house over 300 apartments distributed between two high-rise towers, as well as around 13,500 m² of office space on the lower floors and a variety of retail units at ground level.

Central location

The Modernist will occupy one of the most prominent sites in the Netherlands, directly facing Rotterdam Central Station: the dynamic centre of the city that hosts a seamless blend of work, life and leisure. The future users and residents of this building will enjoy great public transport connections, with Schiphol airport just 25 minutes away and direct rail links from Rotterdam to Brussels, Paris and London. This unique set of business location factors only increases Rotterdam’s reputation as an attractive city for businesses.

Quality offices

The office space in The Modernist is of course of the highest quality and offers flexible options. This space has large floor areas of 3,000 m², a high level of technical quality in general, a roof terrace and a private entrance off Stationsplein/Weena. What’s more, the offices are designed to meet the requirements for a BREEAM Excellent rating. Maarsen Group has appointed CBRE to advise on renting the offices. The immediate focus is on finding an anchor tenant for the building’s 13,500 m² of office space. Visit for more information.

New standard

With The Modernist, Maarsen Group and MVRDV are setting a new standard. The prospective offices in this building exceed the highest possible quality requirements businesses use today. In combination with the amazing spatial quality, the three-metre-high ceilings and the glass-filled facades, this places The Modernist among the most captivating buildings of our time.

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