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Living next to Piet Hein Eek Author: Asmara & Bas, Posted: October 16th, 2016 Filed under: events, local stories

Piet Hein Eek is known as a prominent Dutch designer. In 2015 he realised his first architectural project named RAG Building. Experience how architecture and design compliment each other in one building and how to live like a neighbour of Piet Hein Eek.

Gebaeude RAG | building RAG
RAG Building, photo by Thomas Mayer

Apartments in the former Philips building RAG

Piet Hein Eek transformed a former industrial Philips-building into several apartments. A project realized by architectural firm Eek and Iggie Dekkers.

The former Philips Complex “Strijp R” where Eek has his atelier, is also the area of his latest project. During the Philips era, the RAG building was used as a pumping station for air, which was used for compression or vacuum in the manufacturing processes. The pumping station is one of the buildings in “Strijp R” that wasn’t demolished. It is now situated between newly built residential buildings.

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Late summer in Rotterdam Author: Benjo, Posted: September 8th, 2016 Filed under: events, local stories

De-Rotterdam-6-klRotterdam, photo by Ossip: www.ossip.nl

Either as city trip for the weekend or on your way from Amsterdam to Brussels, September and October are great summer months to visit Rotterdam. Busy, but not crowded, as the Rotterdam streets are extremely forgiving to crowds.

The city is ranking high on international trip advising lists, because of its architecture, the activities, the accessibility and of course the connection with its harbor. Since 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, giving this modernistic coffee and tobacco factory a world renowned status. Though still underestimated and in the shadows of its big brother Amsterdam, Rotterdam can be seen as the capital of modern architecture and industrial heritage of the Netherlands.

Pictures of the Markthal (MVRDV), the Rotterdam high-rise (OMA) and the Central Train Station (Benthem & Crouwel, Meyer & van Schooten, West 8) went viral and thus Rotterdam suddenly was world famous, and not only among architecture lovers.

What’s the best way to visit Rotterdam and enjoy its culture and architecture?

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Travel in the footsteps of Alvar Aalto Author: Mieke, Posted: June 13th, 2016 Filed under: advertorial, MIMOA travel

This year marks 40 years from the death of the world-known Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. To commemorate him and to celebrate his work Expedia has created a portfolio of his most notable works around the world. Go on a visual journey with the pioneering Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, to discover his masterpieces around the world by exploring the globe of buildings, and learn more about the Finnish maestro and his life’s work in architecture.

Alvar Aalto

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New: cultural event calendar Author: Mieke, Posted: February 24th, 2016 Filed under: events, news, site development

CCCB Adria GoulaSince the beginning of 2016 we launched the MIMOA cultural event calendar: the online guide to international cultural events related to architecture and design.

We just added some very attractive and varying events for the coming months. Check out what's happening in New York, Rotterdam, Paris, London and beyond. And find out when and where to attend a guided tour, interesting exhibition, film night, creative workshop, dazzling party and unique meet & greet.

Are you organizing or do you want to share an event on MIMOA?
Tip us! Email: info@mimoa.eu

photo: ©CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011

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OMA fiction | non-fiction Author: Mieke, Posted: January 13th, 2016 Filed under: events, news

Ossip-van-DuivenbodeIn the coming months, OMI (Office for Metropolitan Information) is entirely devoted to OMA, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. With the reopening of the Kunsthal, the completion of De Rotterdam and Timmerhuis this is a perfect opportunity to profile the work of OMA. OMI publishes a special map, organises excursions, and an accompanying exhibition at OMI’s own location gives insight into the work of the office in Rotterdam and The Hague.

The cities of Rotterdam and The Hague occupied a special position in the development of the early years of OMA. The region boasts the highest density of OMA projects in the world, with countless studies, designs, built and (already) demolished works. OMA has reflected on every facet of the urban experience in this region: buildings, urban planning, parks, interiors, culture, pop, dance and infrastructure. OMA Fiction | Non Fiction is a voyage of discovery through the work of OMA in Rotterdam and The Hague, past 40 years of thinking about this urban region. The map encourages tourists, architecture enthusiasts and OMA fans to experience the southern Randstad.

With the launch of the map, OMI offers a program that connects Rotterdam and The Hague, with city excursions and tours. OMI is also the venue for an exhibition where all the realised projects are displayed on large-format photographs and a ‘carpet’ shows 25 fictitious projects. A special evening program of film screenings and presentations offers an insight into the work of OMA.

OMA fiction | non-fiction
18 December 2015 – 11 March 2016
Exhibition, Map & More

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OMI is a public center for architecture and city culture in Rotterdam, with an information desk, exhibition space, bookshop and an extensive excursion programme. www.omirotterdam.nl

photo on top: Ossip van Duivenbode

The events of OMI are promoted by MIMOA. Do you also want MIMOA as a media partner for your event? Contact us, and hear all about our reach.

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