Rotterdam’s International Architecture Biennale 2016 discusses “the next economy”

The 7th edition of the Rotterdam Biennale presents more than 60 projects drawing on possible futures: new housing and working locations, new clean energy systems, new models for area development, and new forms of collaboration, health care, and solidarity.

 

IABR-2016 expo 3 @ photo Hans Tak

IABR-2016 expo 3 © photo Hans Tak

 

IABR-2016, the 7th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam started off on the 23rd of April 2016 with workshops, events, activities and a main exhibition to reflect on this installment’s theme: The next economy.

The heart of IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY is the former coffee warehouse Fenixloods II, in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Katendrecht. Here, IABR–2016 presents more than 60 projects, partly developed in the IABR–Ateliers, partly collected through an international open call for projects, and partly produced especially for the biennale in collaboration with national and international partners. Together, they show a range of possible futures: new housing and working locations, new clean energy systems, new models for area development, and new forms of collaboration, health care, and solidarity. (more…)