Delft Gate Building

Abe Bonnema

The Delft Gate Building is actually two towers of 150 and 93 meters high. While they dominate the skyline in the Weena area, the taller of the two was also for a time the tallest buildings in the Netherlands. The name Delft Gate refers to a historic gate that stood nearby. After an invited competition of five architects, the Frisian architect Abe Bonnema was selected to design the required two separate buildings for Nationale Nederlanden insurance group. The buildings have shared facilities in the basement and are connected in their substructure. The buildings are clad with black neoparies, a very hard glass product.

Views from the southwest


Views from the side, the south


The southwest corner

Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.

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