Tag: Rotterdam

DATAPOLIS

Graduation project of Justin Agyin (June 6, 2019) Rotterdam Havenstad is no more and the westward move of the port has allowed for the city

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Breaking the Shell | New Petrylon

Everybody seems to have a memory or association with these kinds of places. I am talking about the Shell refinery in the Port of Rotterdam, once the biggest refinery in the world, still the biggest oil refinery in Europe. Similar places, like DSM in the south of the Netherlands or the petrochemical complexes in the ports of Antwerp and Hamburg, bring back memories of sitting in the back of your parents’ car while driving back from a summer holiday, in awe of the magically shimmering lights of seemingly endless industrial sites, like technological cities glowing in the evening sky. Inaccessible, almost alienating environments exist behind their gates, unknown to the public yet incredibly important for our daily lives.

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The Collapse

Unfinished project proposal for the Koolhaas Masterclass on the occasion of 25 years Kunsthal. Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2 November 2017By Justin Agyin & Lennart Arpots As

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Plot twist monuments

Consider the city an urban organism that develops through time, with a visible surface that scars; with limbs that are added and amputated; demolitions, renovations

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Compression

COMPRESSION is currently exhibited at the former shipwharf De Oude Delft (Schiehaven 15) in Rotterdam. The design of this folly plays into the dual nature of the Dutch landscape, on one hand dense and utilitarian, on the other hand artificially kept primitive and scenic. It invites visitors to an experience of compression, similar to the […]

The Street

The street of Les Crottes in Marseille represents one type of problematic street that can be seen in most European post-industrial cities where two types of urban fabric (industrial and residential) meet. After the process of deindustrialization, the industrial side of the street cannot fulfill its function in the previously symbiotic urban system anymore and […]

PANdancing

PANdancing brings people from different parts of Porto and Matosinhos together, both physically and virtually, taking into account the social distancing measures resulting from Covid-19. It is an evocative, programmable spatial installation with an audiovisual experience in answer to the questions raised by the theme Alter-Scapes, and is to serve as one of the satellites […]
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