Rotterdam

Robin Stam

Europe's Most Famous Fictional Bridges, Brought to Life

How the seven imaginary spans depicted on euro banknotes came to be built in a Rotterdam suburb.

Virginia DOT

How Park-and-Ride Encourages Car Use

A new study finds that people who used to make the whole trip by bike or transit now drive to the station.

Rijkswaterstaat

We're In This Together: What the Dutch Know About Flooding That We Don't

The country's survival depends on water management, and its political structures allow for decisive, speedy action.

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Design Flaw of the Day: Maximum Flexibility, No Picasso

Museum design isn't all about light and air. Security is important too.

Supergoed

Brilliant Luxury Item of the Day: The Hot Tub Tug Boat

When sitting in a boat full of water is actually a good thing.

I Make Rotterdam

In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

DUS Architects

When a Bubble Becomes a Building

At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. 

Lace Fence/DEMAKERSVAN

Knitting Chain-Link Fencing Into a Work of Art

A design team in Rotterdam has a creative solution to scenery-marring construction fences.

Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

Wikimedia Commons

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

How To Make a Building Restoration Into a Hot Spot

A temporary facade at Rotterdam’s central administrative office includes a vertical garden, two basketball courts and street furniture.

Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities