Creating urban dreams

OMA have an exciting project in conceptual development at the Coolsingel in Rotterdam. The use of pure form and warped space is a breath of inspiration…

Beyond the visual gestalt are some incredible opportunities for the integration of strong landscape concepts in a project which plays with the relationship of inside and out, of the city to the building and of the existing built fabric to the new.

This project potentially asks among other landscape questions about the greening and social vibrancy of atria…and how this greening and socially active space might be continuous/discontinuous etc with the outer urban realm..


2 thoughts on “Creating urban dreams

  1. Tom Turner

    Interesting point re atria. I think the dividing line between ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ space has become far too hard. There are reasons for having an enormous gradation of in-between spatial types.

  2. Christine

    A interesting analogy for the use of interior and exterior space is given in the article on warping spacetime published in The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology: Celebrating Stephen Hawking’s 60th Birthday ;

    “[Regions] that can’t communicate with the outside [universe] would be in the [hole’s] interior; those that can communicate would be in the exterior.”p14.

    [edited by G.W. Gibbons, S.J. Rankin and E.P.S. Shellard(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2003), Chapter 5, pp. 74-104.]


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