About this set

ROTTERDAM

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Architects represented: BEN VAN BERKEL; PIET BLOM; MARCEL BREUER; BRINKMAN AND VAN DER VLUGT; C.J.M. WEEBER; VAN DEN BROEK & BAKEMA; CEPEZED; JO COENEN; CEES DAM; ERICK VAN EGERAAT; FOSTER & PARTNERS; ADRIAAN GEUZE/WEST 8; H.A.J. HENKET; MECANOO ARCHITECTS; OMA/REM KOOLHAAS; J.J.P. OUD; WIM QUIST; H.C.H. REIJNDERS; TUNS AND HORSTING

After the bombing which the city was subjected to in 1940, a great deal of reconstruction took place. The core of the new centre was De Lijnbahn by van den Broek & Bakema. In this set of slides this is included along with the Van Nelle factory by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt and the Bijenkorf department store by Marcel Breuer because of their importance as examples of Modern architecture in Holland.

A great inspirer of a new generation of designers in the 80's and 90's was Rem Koolhaas who set up his Office of Metropolitan Architects (OMA) in the city. His designs for the Museum Park and the Kunsthal (images 109-122), plus Jo Coenen's Netherlands Architecture Institute (images 31-52) and, more recently, Ben van Berkel's dynamic suspension bridge (images 1-8) over the River Maas, have all contributed to placing Rotterdam firmly on the world architectural map, and are included in the set of slides.