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  • Oct162017

    Hoek van Holland | J.J.P. Oud

    Last week a talk, a walk and a small expo in Hoek of Holland. The beautiful housing block from 1927 of J.J.P. Oud, a national heritage site, is recently renovated by Molenaar & Co architecten. Special for WVH Wonen, UrbanGuides explained the ins and outs of these modern houses on the 2e Scheepvaartstraat, De Stijl and his other projects in Rotterdam, like De Unie and De Kiefhoek.

    12 October 2017
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  • Sep112017

    Rotterdam Central District

    5 September 2017

    A busy evening about the future of the Rotterdam Central District (RCD). Process manager Kees van Oorschot presented the latest plans for the RCD and architecture historian Wijnand Galema analysed the value of the post-war architecture in the area. Urban planner Kees Christiaanse of KCAP architect&planners put the development in an international perspective. According to him the RCD is in any case a lot bigger, you cannot talk about it without thinking about the future of Pompenburg, Hofbogen and Binnenrotte.

     

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  • Jun302017

    The Station as Urban Centrality

    It was a busy evening at OMI with four interesting speakers taking you around the world, on a journey along different cities and their stations. Thanks to Elma van Boxel (ZUS), Bert Dirrix (Spoorbouwmeester), Mark Pimlott (Faculty of Architecture, TUD), Ute Schneider (KCAP), and moderator Chris Luth.

    26 June 2017
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  • Jun032017

    Tour Central District

    On 3rd of June, the day after the opening of the exhibition «Train and the City», Ute Schneider (partner KCAP) and Kees van Oorschot (procesmanager Central District) clarified the importance of station areas for the future development of cities.

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  • May142017

    Flaneur in Rotterdam

    On 10th of May at OMI, the chief editors of Flaneur – Fabian Saul and Grashina Gabelmann – talked in detail about their inspiring approach to explore a city street in Berlin, Leipzig, Rome, Montreal or anywhere.

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  • May142017

    Expedition #5 Icons | Rotterdam Centre

    On 29th of April, the last expedition of ‘Rotterdam, Stad in Verandering’ took place under the guidance of photographer Ossip van Duivenbode. A few guests had the chance to explore Rotterdam from above, flying with a Cessna 172.

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