Inspection Terminal Dutch Customs

(2014 – 2015)

Project for the Dutch Customs Department at the Maasvlakte in the Rotterdam harbor, comprising of an addition to the existing inspection terminal for containers and a training center. Approximately 6.000 m2.


RijksVastgoedBedrijf (RVB), representing Dutch Customs

My Task

projectleader / projectarchitect at cepezed


In development

Completion scheduled for 2016


The Dutch department of Real Estate, commissioned by the Tax / Customs Department, selected the multidisciplinary design-team of cepezed architects, Hosper landscape architecture and urban design, IMd Consulting Engineers, DGMR Advisors and Valstar Simonis Advisors Installation for the expansion of the State Inspection Terminal (RIT) of the Customs at the Maasvlakte II in the Rotterdam Harbour.

The new terminal will be build next to the existing Customs Terminal on the Maasvlakte. The terminal facilitates the inspection of goods that pass through Rotterdam harbor. Inspections in the new terminal can be carried out according to the latest and highest standards. The project provides, in addition to the new terminal, the construction of a training center for sniffer dogs en customs officials.

As project manager / architect I manage the design process from inception to completion. I am responsible for the internal team of architects at cepezed and the total multidisciplinary designteam, and furthermore for alignment with client and user, contract formation, planning and finance. Under my direction, the design for the terminal and training centre will be developed into a market-ready design specification.