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Rotterdam Water Taxi Passenger Waiting Shelter for Piet Smitkade Road in Rotterdam

Home Case Studies Rotterdam Water Taxi Passenger Waiting Shelter for Piet Smitkade Road in Rotterdam

This is the flagship 40m long water taxi waiting shelter, Falco designed, manufactured, supplied and installed on Piet Smitkade Road, near the Feyenoord stadium in Rotterdam last month!

With an unobstructed view over the Nieuwe Maas river, the new passenger waiting shelter, provides complete wind and rain coverage whilst passengers wait for a water bus or water taxi to travel to 50 different docks within Rotterdam and Schiedam.

The council’s aim by offering this unique transport facility is to discourage car use and provide a more sustainable and quicker mode of transport, particularly during the hundreds of events per year held at the Feyenoord stadium where up to 69k spectators can attend.

The new passenger waiting shelter is based upon the FalcoLok series of secure stores and features LED lighting and a green sedum roof. The extensive 40m x 5m shelter provides ample space and is cladded in heat-soaked reinforced safety glass providing a maximum flow of light.

Rotterdam Water Taxi Passenger Waiting Shelter

The roof of the structure has been designed to accommodate green living sedum. An increasingly popular feature for Falco shelters, which supports the docks sustainable development plan by providing the many advantages associated with green roof systems as well as insulation for both heat and noise. A sedum roof both reduces water discharge as well as compensating for CO2 emissions. A further benefit of green roof systems is that they traditionally last longer than a usual roof covering and offer a natural view for residents of each apartment.

In addition to the project as shown here at Piet Smitkade Road, the FalcoHub design has also been used across several other cycle parking schemes this year including Leicester City Council’s Leycroft Road depot, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School in Dundee, the first cycle hub in the UK to feature an app-based locking system for Bedford Town Council, a bespoke version for Salford Royal NHS and The Royal Oldham Hospital NHS and a flagship 16m bespoke version for Newham University NHS Hospital.

The FalcoLok is a contemporary cycle store manufactured from a combination of a galvanised steel frame and steel mesh, designed to be robust and long lasting. The cycle hub was developed by Falco’s in house design team to ensure it met the client’s specification including structural calculations so that the whole design meets the UK/European CPR regulations EN1090 and is CE marked as per UK law.

For more information about the scheme shown here at Feyenoord, or how Falco can assist your cycle parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.

Image credit: IPV Delft

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