Second part of Erasmus Plaza opened
A boulevard with the length of the Willemsbrug, one of the major bridges across the Nieuwe Maas in the centre of Rotterdam: that is more than 250 meters long Erasmus Plaza. The second part of the Plaza was opened on Monday, May 23, 2016. On this central axis students can relax, study, eat and meet friends. The new Plaza is part of the renewal of Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The second part of the Erasmus Plaza measures more than 250 meters, about the same as the span of the Willemsbrug. The Plaza is one of the central axes on Woudestein campus. The boulevard accommodates places to relax, eat and study. There is also space for sports and events.
Under Erasmus Plaza is the half-sunken parking garage with now 1,000 parking spaces. P-Erasmus Plaza uses sustainable materials and technologies such as LED lighting. There are also eight charging stations for electric cars.
The first part of Erasmus Plaza was officially opened in September 2013. Construction of Erasmus Plaza II started in early 2014.
The new plaza is part of the renovation of the campus into an attractive, sustainable and international living and working environment. Last year the Polak Building was opened along Erasmus Plaza I. Currently, the University library is being renovated. There will also be a moot court along the new Erasmus Plaza.
The opening of Erasmus Plaza II was highlighted by a roller skate rink, available for all students and employees.