Counter repression

How should a city release its pressure or load its energy? More often public space is the decor of mass spectacles, such as Formula 1 racing and stunting airplanes, to inject the city with activity. Parallel we notice an increasing restriction-regime, which forms in fact the opposite. As a necessary outlet of this system a city needs to provide tolerant spaces, which are not completely planned, but instead virgin grounds to take over, meant to project various desires. The future harbour transformation could provide in this need. By making use of the existing sheds as potential work and living space, a vibrant environment can emerge.


Name: Tolerancity: counter repression
Location: Rotterdam
Date: 2005-2006
Area: 225 ha.
Client: Stadshaven BV
Status: Study
Jointly with: Topotronic