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Projection test for the Names memorial, the room is still empty now. Our Colonial Inheritance

24.05.2022 at 15:17 by Wendy Snoek

Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

05.04.2022 at 14:00 by Lucandrea Baraldi

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The ideal spot for the Herron. The Voice of Urban Nature

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann

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Artist Celia Smith installing here birds warm sculpture. Groote Museum

23.02.2022 at 17:02 by Michel de Vaan

Slowly towards the opening on the 8th of February! Our Land

01.02.2022 at 17:34 by Remco Swart

Together with photographer Sander van den Bosch, we are measuring and photographing all floors of the palace. Visitors will soon be walking on 'invisible' carpets, in order to experience the original atmosphere of the rooms as fully as possible. Paleis Het Loo

26.01.2022 at 12:54 by Robin Schijfs

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Carefully lifting a python snake skeleton. Groote Museum

24.01.2022 at 14:13 by Michel de Vaan

After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

Work in progress for Museum Sophiahof. In progress…

02.12.2021 at 17:28 by Remco Swart

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs

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Cleaning out tree routs before they will be lifted to the ceiling Groote Museum

25.09.2021 at 12:29 by Michel de Vaan

Milling earth elevation minus water from a special foam. Here we show how little drinking water there actually is on earth. Groote Museum

30.06.2021 at 12:04 by Michel de Vaan

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Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot

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A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus

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Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis

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The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

No Cities
no Future

Making City

International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam (NL)

Kossmanndejong has designed the main exhibition, Making City, of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Making City shows how the city of tomorrow could emerge and the role designers can play in this process. The exhibition presents the city as an opportunity, not as a problem. It is exactly the city that can offer a convincing response to the challenges of the twenty-first century. But then we first have to manage to design and organise the city in a different way. Current projects from over thirty cities across the world show how that may be feasible.

Location
Rotterdam (NL)
Client
Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi)
Year
2012
Surface
1100 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design
Concept
KDJ together with Architecture Workroom Brussels
Exhibition builders
Kloosterboer Decor
Prints canvases
Blomsma Print & Sign
Light design, AV
Rapenburg Plaza
Design Centre Stage


The world is becoming urban at a terrifying rate. Around 2050 over seven of the world’s nine billion people will live in cities. This unavoidable urbanisation poses enormous political, social, economic and environmental challenges. At the same time cities offer the solutions for twenty-first-century issues. The city is our future, but only if it is governed, designed and planned better than is the case now. Making City explores future city scenarios and puts design centre stage.

Spatial Manifesto

The spatial manifesto Making City has been exhibited in the NAI’s main hall in Rotterdam for five months. Thirty-three projects from all over the world were showing current thinking about cities. Upon entering the exhibition the visitors started their journey in the central space, where titillating quotes about urbanisation and a brief introductory film were presented. This film, and a series of monumental photographs immediately highlighted what the exhibition was about: the city of tomorrow and the role of designers.
Graphic lines on the floor led the visitors from the introduction space along the thirty-three projects. The projects have been grouped around to nine themes, and are very diverse in the way they are being presented. Walking along all the themes and projects, the visitors get to know the challenges and solutions around the topic of urbanisation.

Living Collection

The projects that were being presented in the exhibition reflected developments as they were taking place. As some projects continued to develop they were updated in the course of the exhibition.