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Inspiring Films: "The Oil Rocks"

July 16, 2014, 12:00am

Kriterion Rotterdam

The Oil Rocks, city above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009).Just imagine: 200 kilometers of bridges, thousands of oil workers, hundreds of platforms, up to nine-story buildings, a park and sports field, nothing less then an oil-rig Atlantis, only real. Combining archive footage from the Soviet era and the exclusive new footage, the film tells the story of this timeless place and it’s inhabitants.

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16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

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Found: ecocabs

More and more cities are getting Ecocabs on their streets and they have recently arrived in Dublin courtesy of Ecocabs Ireland Limited.
Ecocabs are free bicycle-driven cabs that will take you anywhere in the city centre at no charge.  Kind…

SoundCities: Compose Your Own Urban Mix

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Pick’n’mix your own sounds from Bilbao to Brazil, from Dresden tot Istanbul, from Ljubljana to San Sebastian. Make a symphony of church bells, urban industrial sounds, sirens from cities all over the world. Soundcities!

The Soundcities Database is an online…

LoveLocks in Tata, Hungary

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The town of Tata in Hungary is beautifully located by two lakes and houses the 12th century castleof the legendary Hungarian King Matyás. But what is this gate????
The old centre of Tata is located at one of the lakes.…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
A city with a impressive world harbour,…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it.
Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it.
How do you describe Rotterdam…