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De Kovel Architecten & Studio AAAN: Hospice de Liefde, Rotterdam

07-04-2021

De Kovel Architecten & Studio AAAN: Hospice de Liefde, Rotterdam

De Kapel, the complex located in Rotterdam and protected as a national monument, has become the home of Hospice de Liefde, a centre for the care of terminally ill patients. Commissioned by Stichting Volkskracht Historical Monuments, De Kovel and Studio AAAN renovated and extended the 18th-century farmhouse.

Urban Sun by Daan Roosegaarde: a creative anti-COVID-19 measure

09-03-2021

Urban Sun by Daan Roosegaarde: a creative anti-COVID-19 measure

Studio Roosegaarde has launched Urban Sun, an installation based on scientific research and inspired by the effects of sunlight. It uses a specific far-UVC light that disinfects the space, allowing people to meet up safely.

Cosimo Scotucci Physx - A dynamic model for social distancing

26-02-2021

Cosimo Scotucci Physx - A dynamic model for social distancing

Italian architect Cosimo Scotucci designed Physx, the first dynamic social distancing model. Physx generates mobile coloured zones around people, dynamic models that move to provide a simple indication of the distance that should be kept from other people to prevent contagion from those who are Covid-positive without knowing it. Physx was presented with an installation designed for the space in front of Rotterdam central station.

Powerhouse Company works in collaboration with SHoP Architects, Office Winhov, Mecanoo and Crimson on a new masterplan for Rijnhaven, Rotterdam

09-12-2020

Powerhouse Company works in collaboration with SHoP Architects, Office Winhov, Mecanoo and Crimson on a new masterplan for Rijnhaven, Rotterdam

Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with RED Company, presented the new masterplan for Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven, one of the oldest ports on the southern shore of the Nieuwe Maas. The project involves conversion of the Codrico factory, known for its industrial history and status as a landmark on the Rotterdam skyline, above all for the big cube on its roof that lights up bright green at night. Powerhouse Company’s masterplan celebrates the area’s industrial heritage while embracing the future with new buildings and better use of existing constructions. Major architectural studios such as Mecanoo, SHoP Architects, Office Winhov and Crimson Architectural Historians are involved in the design of the buildings in the masterplan.

Work starts on MAD Architects’ FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam

17-11-2020

Work starts on MAD Architects’ FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam

Work has begun on the FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam, the first cultural project in Europe by Ma Yansong’s studio MAD Architects. The museum will be constructed in a location with a particular significance for the history of migration in Europe and beyond: Fenix warehouse, on Katendrecht peninsula, one of Europe’s oldest Chinatowns, a place thousands of people passed through on their way to a new life in the new world.

MVRDV completes construction of Rotterdam’s Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

09-10-2020

MVRDV completes construction of Rotterdam’s Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Rotterdam’s Museumpark recently saw the completion of construction of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, designed by architectural practice MVRDV. This unusual bowl-shaped building, lined with mirrors and with a hanging garden on the roof, will become the world’s first art deposit open to the public, due to be officially opened in the autumn of 2021.

Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

24-09-2020

Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

The city of Rotterdam is known for its harbour and its architecture, especially from the post-war period and today’s famous icons, from the Erasmus Bridge to the station and the Markthal, to name but a few. But in no time at all, you can ride your bike out of the city, through the green countryside with its picturesque canals and farms.

Boijmans Ahoy Drive-Thru Museum in Rotterdam

14-08-2020

Boijmans Ahoy Drive-Thru Museum in Rotterdam

The Boijmans Van Beuningen museum and Rotterdam Ahoy event location have joined forces in a unique partnership for an exhibition to explore from an electric car. You can drive through Rotterdam Ahoy’s 10,000 m2 Hall 1 and see more than fifty high-profile artworks from the Boijmans Van Beuningen collection; for the next seven years, the museum will be closed for restoration and consolidation work.

MVRDV converts an office into Villa Stardust home in Rotterdam

22-06-2020

MVRDV converts an office into Villa Stardust home in Rotterdam

Addition of a central patio with a garden is the strong point of this recent project by MVRDV bringing new life to a former commercial building. The highly sustainable project is inspired by the principles of the circular economy and by the concept of the riad, a form of spontaneous traditional Moroccan residential architecture often with two or more stories, with the rooms arranged around inner courtyards and gardens.

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