Train and the City Exhibition, OMI Rotterdam

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Train and the City Exhibition, OMI Rotterdam

Netherlands Architecture Event – show by KCAP Architects&Planners and OMI

13 + 8 + 7 Jun 2017

Train and the City Exhibition in Rotterdam

«Train and the City» exhibition now open at OMI Rotterdam

KCAP presents exhibition in OMI Rotterdam
June 2nd – July 15th 2017

We are open: «Train and the City»

KCAP Train and the City Exhibition in Rotterdam photo
photo © Ossip van Duivenbode

In June, Rotterdam is all about architecture. With events, exhibitions and special activities, Rotterdam Architecture Month 2017 offers a varied program for everyone to enjoy architecture. KCAP presents during Rotterdam Architecture Month its exhibition «Train and the City» at OMI Rotterdam – a travelling exhibition of KCAP’s station related projects. The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey along cities such as Brussels, Zurich, Amsterdam and London and places Rotterdam in an European perspective.

Train and the City Exhibition, OMI Rotterdam
photo © Bas Czerwinski

Will you visit Rotterdam during the Architecture Month? Step by at OMI Rotterdam, the central information point of the Architecture Month 2017, and visit «Train and the City» while picking up all information for planning your visits and events. We will be happy to welcome you and tell you more about the exhibition. Do you wish additional information or image material? Please contact us.

Train and the City» exhibition now open at OMI Rotterdam

«Train and the City» KCAP | OMI, Schiekade 205 Rotterdam
June 2nd – July 15th 2017 | Monday through Saturday 10 am -7 pm | Sunday 11 am – 5 pm www.omirotterdam.nl

22 May 2017

Train and the City Exhibition Rotterdam Event

KCAP presents «Train and the City» exhibition in OMI Rotterdam

«Train and the City»
KCAP presents exhibition in OMI Rotterdam

June 2nd – July 15th 2017

Rotterdam, May 22nd 2017 – During the Rotterdam Architecture Month in June 2017, KCAP Architects&Planners and OMI present «Train and the City», a travelling exhibition of KCAP’s station related projects. With OMI being located in the heart of Rotterdam’s station area, the exhibition places Rotterdam in an European perspective.

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey along cities such as Brussels, Zurich, Amsterdam and London. A series of events organised in relation to the show support this approach even more. OMI is the first travel location after the exhibition has been shown at Architekturforum Zurich.

Train and the City Exhibition, OMI Rotterdam | www.e-architect.co.uk

The future of the European city
Since the industrial revolution and the birth of railway transport, cities have developed rapidly around their stations and continue to do so.

Today, the arrival of high speed trains, improving multimodality and new technologies, brings us to imagine and create new visions for train stations and their surroundings. Based on this current topic, KCAP has initiated «Train and the City»; an exhibition that invites you to explore a selection of KCAP’s oeuvre that deals with different aspects of station areas as a driving force for the development of European cities.

Beyond the need to build dense and walkable cities around hubs, through its work KCAP considers the impact of new stations on the city, how they mutually develop and how shrinking railway infrastructure offers opportunities for urban development.

Themes & projects
The exhibition shows a large variety of projects that give an insight in the complexity of designing cities and the role of stations within city development. A catalogue of KCAP’s station related projects is combined with a presentation of seven themes such as the polycentric city and infrastructure as urban space.

These themes are relevant for KCAP’s approach to urban design and for the diverse cultural and political context of our work. A comparative research on the relation between train infrastructure and city growth carried out by students from the University of Liechtenstein offers an additional historical perspective to the exhibition.

«Train and the City» KCAP | OMI, Schiekade 205 Rotterdam | June 2nd – July 15th 2017 | Monday through Saturday 10 am -7 pm | Sunday 10 am – 5 pm | www.omirotterdam.nl

Activities

Tour | Rotterdam Central District
After a short presentation of the exhibition, Ute Schneider, partner KCAP, and a special guest take the visitors on tour through Rotterdam’s central station area along projects such as Rotterdam central station, the Luchtsingel and the Hofbogen. Saturday June 3rd | 2 pm | € 5,-

Tour | Rotterdam Maritime District
Excursion led by KCAP about their urban densification plan for Maritime District, including a visit of The Red Apple.
Saturday June 17th | 2 pm

Short Talks Long Drinks | Zurich
With Zurich as example, the correlation between the development of station areas and city development will be discussed in an evening program at OMI.
Thursday June 29th | 8 pm | € 5,-

Background

KCAP Architects&Planners is an internationally operating design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN) and works with a staff of 100 professionals. Since its founding in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP has grown to be one of the leading offices for architecture and urban planning in Europe and Asia. www.kcap.eu

OMI offers as a public centre a unique urban experience for everyone who is interested in city culture, architecture and urban development, with exhibitions, excursions and events. During the Rotterdam Architecture Month OMI is the central point of information.
www.omirotterdam.nl

Rotterdam Architecture Month 2017 is the month to discover what Rotterdam has to offer in terms of architecture, with a varied program of events, exhibitions and special activities. www.rotterdamfestivals.nl/architectuur

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