AMSTERDAM RAI’s New Building
Beginning in October, the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre will put up a new multipurpose building, according to Exhibition World.
BAM Utiliteitsbouw (BAM) and Kropman Installatietechniek (Kropman) will be in charge of the construction, It will be managed by project office Res & Smit. Contractor BAM will direct the construction while Kropman will take care of all the engineering work.
Amsterdam RAI’s Managing Director Hans Bakker said RAI Amtrium will be outstanding. Working with well-known companies, he said, can carry out their goals in a professional way.
The building is designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. RAI’s latest building will be an addition to the Europa Hall, which just received a national monument nomination. The design will give RAI a contemporary look, with a clear view from the centre of Amsterdam.
The new building will open on May 2015 and is expected to draw more than 400,000 foreign visitors to Amsterdam this year, a remarkable increase of 30 percent in the last five years.