The Groene Kaap – Rotterdam

The Groene Kaap is a project in Rotterdam Katendrecht with Van Thiel United, it is a former harbour area that is transformed to a modern city district. The project consists of four buildings and five residential towers that are connected with one another through different bridges and gardens. The complete complex consists of 450 housing units.

The complete scaffold has been erected by SIW Steigerwerken Numansdorp. They only used materials from the THIEL Tube-Lock concept for this construction. The basic scaffold consists of only 6 products: Tube-Lock tubes, base plates for Tube-Lock tubes, 2 types of wedge couplers, and 2 types of transoms.

The advantage of a Tube-Lock scaffold is its flexibility. You are free to choose the height of each floor and it is easy to adjust your scaffold to match the shape of the building. Protruding elements such as balconies and bridges are no problem when using the Tube-Lock concept scaffold.

Van Thiel is proud to have had this project The groene kaap.

The partners for this project are listed below

Location Rotterdam
Architect Bureau Massa
Contractor Stebru Bouw
Scaffold SIW Steigerwerken Numansdorp
Year 2017 – 2020


All pictures including the drone footage is made by Jeremiah Klop.

Used products

Tube-Lock ® – P1500

Tube-Lock is the basis for a flexible, safe scaffolding: lighter components, simple quick (dis)assembly possible by 1 person.  

Right Angle Coupler – P1057

  the right angle coupler, also known as thread coupling this is a RM or ERREM coupling. Connects two scaffolding tubes at right angles to each other.

Swivel Coupler P-1126

The Swivel coupler also known as thread coupling, RM or ERREM coupling. Connects two scaffolding tubes together.