Opening Rotterdam Architecture Month

Opening Rotterdam Architecture Month
| Lecture | | POST podium |

Friday, 24 May 2019


The fourth edition of Rotterdam Architecture Month starts with an opening lecture by Eran Chen (ODA architecture). Together with Braaksma & Roos, Chen shapes the transformation of POST. In his lecture he shares his vision on the renovation of buildings with many different functions, an important task for many city centers. With Kees Kaan (Kaan Architects), supervisor of Rotterdam city center, we will discuss the significance of this assignment for Rotterdam

For the first time during #RAM19, daily programs take place in a temporary center for architecture. It will arise in the heart of the city, addressing recent and historic layers in Rotterdam architecture. Thanks to Omnam Group, the main stage for RAM will open its doors in the iconic Post building at the Coolsingel: POST podium, May 24th – June 16th.

19.30 hrs – walk in
20.00 hrs – start program
21.30 hrs – end

The red thread of the program during this year’s Rotterdam Architecture Month is the search of a ‘layered city’. During RAM#19, the City of Rotterdam presents the new architecture policy in which this theme plays a central role. The layered city is divided in three main themes on which the program is built: (i) transformation of monumental heritage (ii) typological regeneration of high rise and (iii) area developments along the Rotterdam city axis Central District – Hart van Zuid.

About POST podium May 24- June 16:

After years of closed doors, the historic former Post Office at the Coolsingel awaits an extensive renovation led by ODA and Braaksma & Roos. Located in the heart of Rotterdam, POST will incorporate a high-end residential complex, a 5-star-hotel, lifestyle and retail outlets. Once the development is complete, the building will be returned to its former grandeur.  As such, the public can once again enjoy all the elegance of this historic monument, in the form of a vibrant POST Rotterdam experience. Before renovation, the building in his old shape will host the RAM from May 24th – June 16th as POST podium.

The Rotterdam Architecture Month is an initiative by partners AirRotterdam FestivalsRotterdam Partners and Office for Metropolitan Information (OMI).

When & Where

  • From: Friday, 24 May 2019   19:30
  • To: Friday, 24 May 2019 21:30
  • Location:

    Coolsingel 42, , POST podium.