Exhibitions, debates, rooftop parties, excursions and sleepovers at an architects' place: in June Rotterdam is all about architecture. With a fully loaded programme, there's not just fun activities for architects, but for everyone else as well!
Rotterdam is a true architecture city. With famous international practices such as OMA and MVRDV and architectural highlights like central station, the Markthal and the expected Depot Boijmans van Beuningen, there's enough to be proud of. In June the city celebrates all of this with lots of festivals and events.
International Architecture Biennale (IABR)
Teh biennale is organised every two years. In 2018 the theme is 'The Missing Link'. Expect an exhibition in the impressive HAKA-building full of imagination, plans, projects, films, photos and maquettes about how to design the modern city. Website
Discover Rotterdam from a different perspective during the Dakendagen. On famous and unknown rooftops there´s lots to see and experience. Sign up for an iftar meal with a view, enjoy live music at the parking deck of WTC, visit the Bijenkorf roof and stroll through its lavender garden or watch a movie in the open air. There will also be several tours to join. Website
Dag van de Architectuur
During de Dag van de Architectuur you´ll hear new stories about well-known locations. The walks and tours are focused on the areas of Hoboken and de Kop van Zuid. Enter buildings that aren't normally open to visitors. For example private apartments, the Kunshal rooftop and the bascule basement of the Erasmusbridge. There's also a MVRDV-special at the construction area of the new Boijmans depot, the Markthal and the design studio of the famous architecture agency. Website
Discover the neighbourhoods of Oude Westen and Middelland at this architecture festival. Join the tours to remarkable open and private spaces, shops and gardens. In Wijkpark Oude Westen a festival pavillion will be opened. Website
We Love Public Space Festival
A hommage to public space and everyone who works here professionally. Join the talks about city design. The theme is Tomorrow is Now, so especially cases about the growing influence of technology on public space, climate measures and the public space as a meeting point will be discussed. Website
Lectures and expositions
Besides the various events there's also lots of other programs to visit. For example the Tiny House exhibition in the central library, free entrance to Dissident Gardens at Het Nieuwe Instituut on Thursday nights, a tour at the Huis Sonneveld villa and an art project at TENT about neighbourhood Pendrecht.
Check out the full programme at www.rotterdamarchitectuurmaand.nl
For in your agenda
IABR - 2018+2020 - THE MISSING LINKMore information
Rotterdamse DakendagenMore information
Dag van de ArchitectuurMore information
Parfum de BoemBoemWebsite
Dissident Gardens: Het Nieuwe InstituutMore information
Opening party rooftop park HofbogenWebsite
We Love Public Space FestivalWebsite
A Midsummernight's CinemaWebsite
Bibliotheekcollege: Tiny HousesMore information