A Paradise for Modern Architecture. Recent Architecture in Rotterdam
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A Paradise for Modern Architecture. Recent Architecture in Rotterdam

(Hans Ibelings) The Low Countries - 1993, № 1, pp. 10-16

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Rotterdam has played a leading role in the field of architecture since the 1920s. On the one hand the municipal council is not afraid to choose radical new approaches. One fruit of this is for instance that the city is enriched with a spectacular single suspension bridge over the Maas designed by the young Amsterdam architect Ben van Berkel. On the other hand its modern heritage is regularly treated without consideration. If that heritage were supported with the same enthusiasm as the bridge then the title 'a paradise for modern architecture' would be justified in all respects.

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