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24th Annual Conference

June 28 - July 1, 2017, Delft, The Netherlands.

TU Delft

ERES Rotterdam Excursion, Saturday, 1 July, 2017, 13.30-16.30

Rotterdam has recently been earmarked by CNN as Europe’s new capital of cool. In 2016 the Lonely Planet put Rotterdam on the list of 10 cities that are worth paying a visit because of its inspiring futuristic architecture and local built environment initiatives. As the second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam finally appeals to a wide variety of people. As a result of strategic decisions by the Rotterdam municipality, the public and private sector have heavily invested and made efforts to make this city more attractive and liveable. Not in the last place through daring real estate and infrastructure projects like Rotterdam Central Station, Market Hall, Timmerhuis, and De Rotterdam designed by Rem Koolhaas. Add a vibe of local entrepreneurship, a rising creative scene, large and small scale sustainability initiatives, and you end up with an interesting city that seems to change daily for the better. This excursion takes us to some appealing recent real estate projects in the city, giving a good impression about the city’s recent changes and challenges ahead.

Excursion team:
Erwin Heurkens, Ilir Nase, Nynke Wertenbroek, Vincent Steenkamp (TU Delft) Tours have a minimum booking requirement, and are subject to cancellation by the ERES Conference Organizer. Check the status of the excursion at the Conference Information Desk.

Booking information:
You can register for this excursion at the ERES Conference Information Desk. The maximum amount of participants is 25. Registrations are made on a first come, first serve basis. The excursion to Rotterdam offers a guided tour of some of the highlights of city. The tour of the area will be on foot. Choose your attire accordingly. Check the local weather conditions closer to the date, and your clothing and/or bring rain/sun protection. The average local temperature in July is 19 degrees Celsius, with a fair possibility of rainfall.

Programme at a glance:

Shuttle bus - Faculty of Architecture (Oost) to Delft Central Station
Train - Delft to Rotterdam (13.49-14.04 Platform 2)
Visit Rotterdam Central District (Groot Handelsgebouw)
Guided walking tour (Schieblock-Luchtsingel)
Visit Timmerhuis (Rotterdam Museum)
Guided walking tour (Meent-Binnenrotte)
Visit Market Hall
Wrap up and drinks (Oude Haven)