0047 Open air theatre Grotekerkplein, Rotterdam, NL
The main landmarks of the Grotekerkplein are the gothic Saint Laurenskerk, the statue of Erasmus and the Delftsevaart canal. Currently the square has a rather unattractive and run-down look, due to the fact that most buildings surrounding the square do not face it. To stimulate activities and emphasize the spatial qualities of the square a podium for open air festivals is erected. The podium is designed as a window towards the city. The horizontal building is functioning as a counterpart to the church tower, reinforces the edge of the square and underlines the transition between the square and the canal. The podium can be used for different cultural events but also has a spatial function without being used.
0047 Open air theatre Grotekerkplein
open air theatre
Rotary Club Rotterdam North, Foundation Grotekerkplein
special mention European Award for Urban Public Space 2010, Barcelona
nomination AM-NAI award 2010, Amsterdam
honourable mention “Philippe Rothier Prize for Architecture” 2014, Brussels