Walk on the Rotterdam
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A week ago, at this very moment I walked through Rotterdam. Rotterdam many consider the architectural capital of the, if not the world, Europe for sure. Here are many of the architectural studio here every year build something amazing. The city was almost completely destroyed during the war, so that was where architects swing.
Rotterdam tram goes through the beautiful lawn! Tram ride through the city since 1879. Most of them were in the 30s - then at Rotterdam held 25 tram lines. But then they began to besiege the buses and subways. Now the number of tram lines was reduced to nine.
More Rotterdam has a tram route number 10 - is a tourist route, he rolls the visitors to historical sites. But it works only in summer, and at other times the couple bought it for weddings. Trams, riding on this route, - these museum pieces.
Magnificent Rotterdam Station! It held a large-scale reconstruction architectural company Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Architects, and West 8. Station made in compliance with all ecological standards. His finish for the most part using wood and glass. A third part of the roof of the station, unscreened sun adjacent skyscrapers covered with solar panels. They are transparent, so all the building of the station during the day is filled with natural light. There are two entrances Station: north and south. In the photo - the southern entrance, from which you get coming into the city center. Before him have arranged a large public space at the expense of land transferred under the car and bicycle parking. North entrance looks much more modest. It is located in an area with buildings of the 19th century and therefore adapts to its scale.
On the platforms there are lifts! Unaffordable luxury for the Russian stations.
and escalators! Miracle!
On the station people ride bikes!
This is a race to the parking lot. Under the huge Station Bicycle parking.
Exit from the parking lot. There is still veloremont rolling.
In general, people on bicycles in the Netherlands more than pedestrians and motorists combined)
Tunnel for cyclists and pedestrians under the tracks. Bright and clean
And this is the famous bus stops with the thinnest in the world's roof.
The architects decided to stop to convince customers that do something special maybe even with a limited budget.
Steel curved sheets lie flat on the columns and create the impression of sails inflated by the wind.
This stop is called "hammock".
And this - "pillow".
A small playground
Login to my hotel
On the left underground waste bins
One of the symbols of the city - the famous cable-stayed bridge Erasmus. It is said that it is the largest drawbridge in Western Europe.
And this is the famous complex of De Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas. It is considered one of the best modern buildings in the city. How do you?
In general, Rotterdam is a very interesting city.