On Thursday, 11 Oct 2007, the AIR (Architecture Institute Rotterdam) hosts a conference about the state of Rotterdam’s architecture in an international context. Three young panelists have been invited to review 25 buildings of the city.
Jaime Salazar :
Why can’t Rotterdam return to the forefront in applying imagination to design and production, and lay the ground work for a truly sustainable architecture?
No doubt Rotterdam’s wish is to be shameless, modern, radical and metropolitan – the ‘city of architecture’. But the reality is more modest, yet more complex.”
Michael Speaks :
Lloyd Quarter is the result of an approach to city development that treats architecture and the city more like products than producers.”
The Dutch Flyer after the break. Admission for the conference (13:00-18:00, De Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal, Kruisplein 30, 3012 CC Rotterdam) is 175€, and a more friendly 20€ for students.