The fourth edition of the Rotterdam Architecture Month (RAM) has its own stage at the heart of the festival. This year for the first time at a very special place, in the heart of the city: at POST Podium, architecture takes the stage. The former Post Office on the Coolsingel transforms into the central point for Rotterdam architecture from 24 May to 16 June . Exclusively during # RAM19, the monumental building opens its doors to the public once more. Following this, POST will be transformed into a mixed-use complex with two majestic, covered squares, hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops.
Heart of the Festival
Post Podium accommodates a large part of the architecture programme during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. You will find models of developments such as Feyenoord City, Hart van Zuid, Coolsingel and Rijnhaven. Next to this you can learn about the ambitions for POST itself: Rotterdam heritage with international allure.
“We are very excited that Omnam Group offers a hospitable stage to the Rotterdam Architecture Month by opening the doors of the former Post Office. POST Podium is not only a beautiful main stage for the festival. It also gives the public the opportunity to visit the iconic building one last time before it is transformed. Thus, for the upcoming editions, we have the ambition to always open an exciting location as the beating heart of the festival “- Heleen Hulshof (Rotterdam Festivals) and Barbara Luns (AIR) initiators of Rotterdam Architecture Month, together with Rotterdam Partners and OMI (Office for Metropolitan Information)
Eran Chen (ODA architecture, New York), together with the Braaksma & Roos office in the Hague, is the lead architect for the transformation of POST. During the opening lecture of the RAM, he will discuss high-quality “adaptive” re-use of buildings with a wide variety of functions. An important task for the future of city centers around the world. He will discuss this with the supervisor of Rotterdam city center Kees Kaan (Kaan Architects).
“After more than two years of extremely thorough research and development in close collaboration with partners from the city, we cannot wait to renovate this Rotterdam monument to the highest standard and reopen it as a public building for the city. During the Rotterdam Architecture Month we would like to introduce the public to our plans and offer the opportunity to visit the building one last time in its current state. We look forward to welcoming everyone to POST “- David Zisser, CEO & Founder, Omnam Group.
POST Podium is free to the public.
The first day Post can be visited is Saturday, May 25 from 12: 00-17: 00.
Then every Saturday and Sunday (and Whit Monday) from 12:00 to 17:00.
On weekdays Post Podium is also open during various RAM-events.