Around 50 people came together on the third floor of „Pakhuis Santos” at Brede Hilledijk 95 on the penninsula Katendrecht at the Rotterdam Rhijnhaven. In his welcoming words alderman Kurvers stated:
"This is a fabulous new destination for the historic Santos monument on Katendrecht, opening for the public to visit. It is a great adventure that stilwerk takes to give a new life to this now derelict monument. The entry of Katendrecht will have a new landmark."
Alexander Garbe spoke about his vision to transform the historic brick building into a special destination for interior design, food, events, workspaces and apartments.
"We are aiming to create a special place for visitors where they can be inspired, work creatively, enjoy the culinary offerings and even live temporarily. And all this in an environment defined exclusively by premium design”,
said the stilwerk CEO.
“stilwerk Hamburg opened 25 years ago, transforming an old malthouse in the red district of the city´s port into todays’ hotspot for living and lifestyle. We are confident that Katendrecht will undergo a similar development in the next years and we look forward to working together with everybody locally and internationally to make this happen.”