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10 Feb 2009

Rotterdam Tall Buildings Debate

Dutch text:

wo 10 Feb
20.00 uur
De Unie

Kantelend in het tegenlicht
In de moderne city branding is het hoge gebouw het icoon van stedelijkheid. De Britse hoogleraar David Dunster is gespecialiseerd in de architectuur van de grote stad en bevraagt Jan Willem van Kuilenburg en Han van den Born op hun standpunten.

Euromast tower, taken in May 2002:
Euromast Rotterdam Tall Buildings - tower
photograph : Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

English text:

Lecture 10 Feb, 20.00 – De Unie – Rotterdam

Public Lecture (English spoken) on Rotterdam tall buildings and icons by Jan Willem van Kuilenburg of Monolab.

Other speakers are Han van den Born of KCAP who will speak about the Red Apple and Prof. David Dunster of Liverpool School of Architecture who will moderate.

Monolab will contribute with a critique on Rotterdam and will present an instrument to review tall buildings.

This instrument is meant to operate in three directions:

1. as an auto-critical reference and bridge to architecture for urban designers, in order to overcome the absence of a coherent urban framework in Rotterdam,

2. as a pro-active mind frame for designers to improve architectural design of tall buildings, and

3. as a tool to reduce subjectivity in architectural critique.

Tall Buildings discussion organised by Hans van der Heijden of biqstad

Rotterdam Tall Buildings Debate information from Monolab

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

Rotterdam Buildings

Major New Rotterdam Buildings

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Design: MVRDV, architects
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam building
Aerial photograph of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen © Ossip van Duivenbode
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first publicly accessible art depot in the world designed by MVRDV, has completed construction. Located in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, the depot features a new type of experience for museum visitors: a sturdy engine room where the complete collection of 151,000 objects is made accessible to the public.

World’s largest Floating Office Building, Rijnhaven harbor
Architecture: Powerhouse Company
World’s largest floating office Rotterdam
photo : Sebastian van Damme
World’s largest Floating Office Building

Rotterdam Tall Buildings Lecture – Speakers:



New Dutch Architecture

Rotterdam City Tower Proposal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Design: Monolab
Rotterdam City Tower
picture from architect
Rotterdam City Tower

Wijnhaven Island – residential complex
Design: KCAP
The Red Apple
photo © Rob Hoekstra
The Red Apple’ incl. 125m high residential tower

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