The international film festival Rotterdam is one of the international known festivals of Rotterdam. During the ten day festival, the central city changes of atmosphere.
The urban developments of the south bank of the Meuse, with the replacement of a movie theatre from the central city to this area can give a new dynamic between the co-relation between the festival and the city.
In a movie, the watcher stands still and the scenery changes, inbetween the story evolves. In a city, the scenery stands still, the watcher moves and inbetween the story where he/she is part of evolves.
In this project the urban qualities of the different festival areas are empowered partly by the temporary interventions in the public space. Along the routes between these areas also more long-term interventions are proposed to support the filmic character of Rotterdam.
This urban design project is part of the case studies that substantiate Festivalcity_Rotterdam, a strategy for the symbiotic collaboration of festivals and urban development, creating a strong identity for both.
2oo8, Rotterdam, The Netherlands