Staff and students of Year 3 have just returned from a week long study trip to investigate the wealth of postwar and contemporary architecture in Rotterdam.
“Futuristic architecture, inspired local initiatives such as inner-city canal surfing, a proliferation of art, and a surge of drinking, dining and nightlife venues make Rotterdam one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities right now. The Netherland’s second-largest metropolis has a diverse, multiethnic community, an absorbing maritime tradition centred on Europe’s busiest port, and a wealth of top-class museums.
Rotterdam is a veritable open-air gallery of modern, postmodern and contemporary construction. It’s a remarkable feat for a city largely razed to the ground by WWII bombers. Rebuilding has continued unabated ever since with ingenuity and vision.”
The Lonely Planet’s introduction to Rotterdam.