Located next to the iconic Rotterdam Central station, the new Robeco Office finds itself at the heart of the city. International asset manager Robeco has settled in the first seven floors of FIRST, occupying the entire block underneath the tower, which has enormous floors of 33 meters wide and 82 meters long with a grand atrium in the middle. Connectivity & sustainability are key to the design of the workspaces. To create more connection between employees, Fokkema & Partners added comfortable open staircases to the building. This creates an informal, at times spectacular route between the departments, linking the colourful pantry areas to other points of interest such as a coffee bar and restaurant, open work- and meeting areas beside large urban windows, a bar and roof terrace.