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Holland: Rooftop Villages

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Gardens and Social Space

In chapter six of Rooftopics, Léon van Geest talks to Laurens van der Wal (architect) and Renée Rooijmans (cultural antropologist) about exploring living on rooftops. They are the initiators of what will be the first rooftop village, on top of De Kroon, a former industrial building in Rotterdam-West. How do they see the future of city living? And what challenges did Renée face when she got the chance to live on the Hofbogen rooftop for a year? Discover this, and much more, in this interview.

In times of COVID-19 and a changing world, investigating the potential of rooftops is a very relevant topic. That is why we love to share our findings in an online interview series with rooftop experts: Rooftopics!

We visit the most innovative rooftops of Rotterdam en their creators, makers and visionairies. Léon van Geest, director of Rotterdamse Dakendagen, interviews these rooftop experts on ‘their’ rooftop and discusses what is there, and above all, what is needed on rooftops. Watch the following interview below:

1: Depot Boijmans van Beuningen
2: The DakAkker
3: Green rooftop Erasmus MC
4: De Peperklip
5: Dakpark rooftop park
6: Rooftop Villages

Link here.


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