Six reasons to visit Rotterdam Architecture Month

Six reasons to visit Rotterdam Architecture Month

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Rotterdam's big push for development has regeneration has influenced it to become a leader in modern architecture. Rotterdam Architecture Month gives you a chance to explore it.

Experience Rotterdam from up high: Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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

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

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

ZigZagCity

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 are 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.

More events during the Rotterdam Architecture Month

1 June –8 July 2018

IABR - 2018+2020 - The Missing Link

Haka-gebouw

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1 - 30 June 2018

Tiny Tiny House Expo

Central Library Rotterdam

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9 June - 9 September 2018

Rotterdam Streetviewers

Observatorium

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16 - 17 June

De Bijenkorf - Lavender Garden

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15 16 June

IABR - Cycling tours in M4H

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23 - 24 June

Guided Tour - van Nelle Fabriek

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