The FIRST Rotterdam offices, opposite the new Centraal Station, are an eye-catching feature on Rotterdam's impressive skyline. The 125 metre high building with 31 storeys is ground-breaking in terms of energy as well as aesthetics. For instance, by implementing 34,000 m2 of climate ceilings, FIRST Rotterdam is able to meet all the requirements to qualify for an 'Excellent' BREEAM certification. All installations and materials were delivered to the construction site, storey by storey and just-in-time, which helped to save a lot of time.

Challenge: The short time-frame available for assembly was a challenge because the preferences of several tenants had to be integrated.


Due to a good relationship with both DWA and Klimaatservice Holland B.V., we were able to complete the First Rotterdam project while taking into account the wishes of the known tenants. As the aim was to realise a very high standard of quality, comfort-related benefits and wide-ranging design possibilities made the climate ceilings a natural choice. This meant we were able to cater for the business-specific needs of the known tenants very early in the process. Needs relating to acoustics, lighting and layout were therefore taken into consideration. The climate ceilings in this project were installed in just 30 weeks, which meant getting through 1,800 m2 per week at one point. This was a major logistical challenge, but we managed it thanks to clear agreements and effective planning.


In the end, we delivered 5 different types of climate ceilings for this project. Integrating tenant-specific preferences into the ceiling concept. In terms of lighting, we decided to implement the integration solutions offered by Philips/Inteco light fixtures. Only the light-producing parts of the fixture were visible in the ceiling, which created a very stylish appearance fully in keeping with this international building. Ventilation grids were seamlessly incorporated into the panels. In the meantime, new tenants have moved into the other storeys at FIRST. Even after handover, we are still being asked to modify ceilings to deal with (new) tenant-specific preferences. No problem for Inteco; a single phone call is all it takes to get us ready for action.

Used products

  • MeandRo with Philips
  • Inteco integration fixtures
  • Opticlean grids

For further information about these products, please refer to the product descriptions at the bottom of this page.

Relevant expertises

  • Tailor-made solutions

For further information about these Inteco expertises, please refer to the descriptions at the bottom of this page.


Specifications partners/customers

de Architekten CIE
E Installer
Van den Pol Elektrotechniek
W Installer
Klimaatservice Holland
Installation advisor
DWA Installatie- en Energieadvies
Interior Architect
Fokkema & Partners Architecten
Bram Vreugdenhil

Used products

Opticlean grids

Opticlean grids

Invisible inlet grid

Inteco works with Krantz to supply and monitor invisible inlet grids. The OPTICLEAN grid induces air outside the grid, which means little...

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Stylish and efficient integration solutions

A climate ceiling where innovative light fixtures have been effectively integrated adds an extra dimension to the offered thermal and aco...

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Copper climate system for cooling and heating

The MeandRo® climate system, which has been developed and patented by Inteco, is a copper diffusion-proof radiant panel that is uniqu...

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Related expertises


We aim for optimal comfort experience and will make any compromises.

Inteco's motto is: 'Comfort without Compromise'. We use our creativity, experience and expertises to fully integrate ceilings into the building concept.

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Do not hesitate to contact me on more information on this project.

Toine Vermeulen
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