Jun, 2018
12:30 - 13:30
Jun, 2018
12:30 - 13:30

High Noon: Energy Transition in Rotterdam

IABR–Atelier Rotterdam

Most weekdays, starting at 12:30 hours, it's High Noon at the biennale.

Today, Maxime Peeters, one of the architect-researchers of the IABR–Atelier Rotterdam, presents how the Atelier intends to use the formidable challenge of the energy transition the city and port face as a leverage to bring about a new kind of urbanity. During this High Noon, he also shares the first insights into the different lines of action on the various scale levels that play a central role in the work process of the IABR–Atelier Rotterdam from 2017 through 2020.

New Building Typologies for the Energy Transition

design: Civic -- picture: Aad Hoogendoorn

At the building level, the Atelier focuses on the development of new building typologies for the energy transition. After all, energy-neutral, and especially energy-producing buildings are not only a technical challenge, but also and very much a solid (spatial) design task.
At the district level, the Atelier tests the ‘Energy Districts’ concept to investigate how the energy transition can be a leverage for socioeconomic development, towards a solidary city. How can we ensure that all actors in the city and its neighborhoods are able to contribute to solutions that add value for every individual citizen as well? How do we organize a level playing field? And what new kind of urbanity will the energy transition allow us to create?
And the Test Site M4H+, lastly, takes spatial design and integrality as its premise.

The necessary linking of the different scale levels also helps us to understand the energy transition not only as a goal, but also as a means to work on an attractive future and a resilient and inclusive future for the port city of Rotterdam and all of its inhabitants.

location: HAKA Building
date: June 21
time: 12:30 - 2 pm
language: Dutch