The project aims to show how the roofs of houses can be used for the benefit of the city
June 2, 2022
Rotterdam Rooftop Days takes place every summer in Rotterdam. Its main goal is to show what use can be found for empty city roofs. Guests of the festival can not only admire breathtaking views, but also visit exhibitions, concerts, performances and sports master classes at a bird's eye view. This year, as part of the event, MVRDV designed a bright orange footbridge that stretches over the main street of Rotterdam. =”/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/978b14605786f78f50ce4336a44e111f.jpg” width=”728″ height=”971″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Studio MRDV built an orange bridge connecting the roofs of two buildings
The footpath starts at the World Trade Center and goes up, around the office building. Then it passes into a 600-meter bridge leading to the green garden on the roof of the Bijenkorf department store. The project also includes an exhibition of works by artists, designers and architects that demonstrate how rooftop space can be used.
“With the right approach, roofs can help address major challenges such as climate change, the housing crisis and the transition to renewable energy. Our project draws attention to these issues, allowing visitors to learn more about the possibilities, especially in a city like Rotterdam, where 18.5 square kilometers of roofs remain unused,” adds the MVRDV studio.