Project: How to create a romantic spot in Rotterdam?
Rotterdam can be romantic. When put in the right perspective, this rational landscape of concrete and steel monoliths with windy alleys between grand towers can lose some of its rigid functionality and turn into a sublime setting for the emergence of emotional feeling. The abandoned high-rise office buildings might then create the enlarged urban forest where stray wanderers, due to a quirk of fate can find their second halves and fall in love. After World War II bombing, Rotterdam rose like a phoenix from the ashes and became theatre of architectural invention. A glance through rose-coloured glasses at this apotheosis of modernity awakens imagination. At a certain angle, with a specific light, an everyday scene may reveal itself as an extraordinary.