There are a lot wastelands in the cities, also in Rotterdam. But why can’t we use them for new experiments, developments and innovations to make those sides special for the city?
So, we do! In Rotterdam we build on a 30.000 m2 old railroadyard a new platform for experimental buildings and innovations with artist, designers, architects for 10 years and it will be a push for the World Expo 2015 in Rotterdam. Marconia had asked me to design and realise an earthbag entrance building for this event.
This design is a complex of different domes separated from each other. The main dome with a 4,20 m diameter is for info and for organising the workshops and lectures. The other domes are staff units and a cash desk. They are grouped around a common terrace.
Of because of the weather and climate situation I will cover the domes with broken tiles as a Gaudian sculpture. This project we will build so far as possible with people from the neighbourhood.
More information: www.marconia.nl