Prime Minister Mark Rutte opens Dow headquarters
After the speeches, guests were welcomed to the building's atrium where a 'black box' had been created for the official opening. A gong was struck and the black cloths were lowered, revealing the impressive building and the staff, who enthusiastically welcomed the guests to the Diamond Centre from the different floors.
Realised on schedule, the office was completed three weeks earlier and is now home to 1,100 staff members from more than 50 countries. As the main contractor, we were responsible for the complete design and turnkey realisation, including fitting out the building. In his opening speech, Dow Benelux President Anton van Beek praised the construction team's safety record: 350,000 work hours without an incident!