Koen van Velsen

Schouwburgplein (or Theater Square)

Adriaan Greuze

This square is in the central city, only a few minutes from Centraal Station. It was redesigned in the 1990s as a kind of podium, raised from the ground like a kind of stage for outdoor installations and events. The city theater, the music hall, and the IMAX theater are part of this square. The huge crane-like lights can be operated by those in the park.

This theater has 7 auditoriums sitting on top of a parking garage. The structure is light-weight wrapped in transparent corrugated sheet.

Left: view north with the Manhattan Hotel in the background; center: view west with the Calypso Building; right: View of City Theater (Schouwburg) by Wim Gerhard Quist

Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.

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