This year (2014) the new Markthal in Rotterdam was opened by queen Maxima. The Markthal which means market hall was made following examples in other cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm and Valencia. Almost every large city has one: an indoor food market. A lively market hall which is bursting at the seams with fresh fish, warm bread, tender meat, countless different cheeses and freshly harvested vegetables.
Imagine: an indoor food market, the size of a massive football pitch; with, in the heart of the market floor, more than 100 fresh produce units from all the food branches and supplemented with flowers and plants. On the roofs of som e of the food stalls there are som terraces where you can sit and drink or eat something. On the sides of the arch, also on the 1st floor, food shops and restaurants.
Above the floor, there are 10 floors with more than 200 apartments; under the floor, there is a supermarket and some 1,200 parking places.