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ROTTERDAM ROOFTOP DAYS - EXPERT MEETING

An expert meeting for all rooftop specialists, architects, urban designers and anyone else interested in the Netherlands with visions on, and inspiring examples of the usage of rooftops.
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Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

Kansen Voor De Bovenstad

June 12, 2015, 1:00pm - June 12, 2015, 6:00pm

Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

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Ice cream in Cologne

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The cone might be haven been impossible to miss. Photos: Jeroen Laven But the ice cream shop that I expected could not be found in the Neumarkt Galerie. Still, the cone is a nice peace of art called ‘Dropped Cone’…

CityPoem 81 – Rotterdam

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A line from a poem by Leopold, who lived in Rotterdam: “In all things is a glance.” Photo: Hans Karssenberg Rotterdam CityPoem: 2, Leopold This line is placed on the façade of the ever popular Mediterranean hotel and restaurant Bazar …

CityPoem 93 – Shanghai

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Design of 1995 based on a poem of 815. The famous Bai Yuji’s Pipa Song inspired the Oriental Pearl Tower’s design. The Poem, the Poet and the Tower. CityPoem 93 is from Shanghai.  Foreword by the Poet“In 815,…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It’s a city with a waterfront;…

Outdoor sports in innercities.

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A few years ago Dutch journalist Tracy Metz wrote an interesting book about some touristical trends. Pret! (Fun!) was fascinating reading material, for me most of all because of the many photos of popular touristical and cultural activities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 49: Jacques van Heijningen

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When you drive with your car and pass the van Brienenoordbridge, you are happy to be almost home. Inspiring Cities interviewed Jacques van Heijningen. Jacques van Heijningen is the director of the Rotterdam Fund for Film and Audiovisual media. He…