In search of a metropolitan mixed-use district for the 21st century. How could our live-and-work environments look like in the future in Rotterdam? In this online session, Europan 15 winners Visserijplein (Guillem Colomer Fontanet), Kop Dakpark (h3o), and Vierhavensblok (Izabela Slodka) will explore potential connections and cross overs between the Merwevierhavens area (M4H), the “Dakpark”, and Bospolder Tussendijk (BoTu).
Three winners of Europan 15 Rotterdam – Vierhavensblok, Kop Dakpark and Visserijplein – have joined forces and propose an integral view on the development of these neighbouring areas. They kick off the discussion with their analysis of the larger area. Together with a panel of experts and Rotterdam city makers they explore different types of interventions and necessary conditions to bring the developments to a next level. Aiming for a metropolitan mixed-use district of the 21st century, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
About the speakers
COFO architects was founded by Guillem Colomer in 2015. Operating from Rotterdam and Barcelona, the practice has since been involved in a wide variety of architecture and urban projects. Operating within the logics of each specific context and local community, the ambitious designs are always realised by mobilising a Collective Force.
h3o is an architecture studio based in Barcelona. Founded by Joan Gener, Adrià Orriols and Miquel Ruiz, the studio aims to foster excellence in architecture and urban design. Its creations confront today’s challenges through a deep understanding of the current complex globalized society. Climate change, social responsibility and hybridization of new human and non-human realities lay at the core of every project.
Izabela Slodka is a Rotterdam based architect. Her winning Europan 15 proposal “Makers’ Maze” for Vierhavensblok in Rotterdam, illustrates Iza’s fascination with post-industrial sites. It is part of ongoing research focusing on unique spatial and material qualities of these, often forgotten, parts of the cities. She is looking for existing conditions that attract makers, designers, creating vibrant and creative atmosphere.
You can sign up for this online webinar via the ‘Meld je aan’ button below. This session is part of a series focussing on work-and-live typologies of the future. Click here to join other Europan 15 x Productive Rotterdam sessions.