New Orleans Rotterdam, Dutch Alvaro Siza Building

New Orleans Rotterdam, Dutch Alvaro Siza Building, Images, Architect, Design, Tower, Photo

‘The New Orleans’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands : LantarenVenster

LantarenVenster Rotterdam, Holland – design by Alvaro Siza

3 Nov 2010

LantarenVenster – Architecture Film Festival

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
6 – 9 Oct
LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

Fresh movies, cult hits, documentaries, animations and art-house gems: the AFFR screens about 100 very different films and with interviews, bike tours and debates it is by far the most ambitious program ever. The films have one thing in common. Architecture is always the protagonist.

For its sixth edition, the AFFR has therefore opted for the most spectacular part of Rotterdam: the new LantarenVenster of architect Álvaro Siza at the Wilhelminapier.

New Orleans

The New Orleans building, Rotterdam

Architects: Alvaro Siza

Aerial view, the New Orleans building is on the right:

New Orleans Rotterdam, Dutch Alvaro Siza building
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

Base of the New Orleans building:

New Orleans Tower Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

View across the city to the New Orleans:

New Orleans Tower Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

The New Orleans is a new 165m high building in Rotterdam. Alvaro Siza was here at the opening of the building

Alvaro Siza

Álvaro Siza Vieira has received the Pritzker award, the Mies van der Rohe award and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. The ‘New Orleans’ building is his most recent project in The Netherlands.

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Lantaren Venster Theater Lantaren Venster Theater Rotterdam Lantaren Venster Venue Rotterdam
photos © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

On 6 Nov 2010 the new Lantaren Venster venue was opened at the Wilhelminapier by Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. For architecture fans Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) have a pre-program that Friday night about and in presence of Álvaro Siza, architect of ‘New Orleans’, the building LantarenVenster is part of.

Lantaren Venster Rotterdam Lantaren Venster Theatre Rotterdam Lantaren Venster Theater
photos © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

‘A toast to Álvaro Siza’ took place in LantarenVenster on 5 Nov. The night was hosted by AFFR president Jord den Hollander. Especially for this event, the AFFR edited The Big Siza Quizshow, made a short film about the work and vision of Álvaro Siza’ and performed a live interview with the architect himself about his experiences with projects in the Netherlands. There were also tours through the ‘New Orleans’ building.

Álvaro Siza during the event celebrating reaching the highest point of the New Orleans building:
Alvaro Siza Alvaro Siza architect architect Alvaro Siza
photos © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

Ref. http://www.affrblog.nl/lang/en-us/2010/a-toast-to-alvaro-siza/

New Orleans Rotterdam images / information received 03+101110

Alvaro Siza

Location: LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands




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