Despite such mod cons as a ‘private 22nd floor dining room’, and an eye-watering price of 500-1,100 euros per month, the NIDO building is cooking its residents
Temperatures in the NIDO luxury student building near the Reitdiephaven in Groningen rose to more than 40 degrees Celsius yesterday, with lightly fried students having to leave the building overnight. The building is owned by the Belgian company Xior, and charges between 500 and 1,000 euros per month for studios between 20 and 50 square metres. As reported by the GIC.
The building has seven hundred apartments, and one 18-year old resident told the Dagblad van het Noorden today that the building is a true greenhouse. Yesterday morning at half past eleven the temperature had risen to 44.8 degrees, and sometimes the temperature has even reached 50 degrees.
To survive the heat, the (apparently ridiculously wealthy) student bought himself a portable air conditioner for 400 euros. However even this hasn’t helped, and the student is leaving during the summer months to lodge with his parents.
A spokesperson for the Belgian company Xior says that 5 complaints have been received about the extreme heat. “I have learned that it is hot. We are investigating what we can do about it,” country manager Cremers told the DvhN.