Research

From Rotterdam to Maasvlakte 2 | Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam was making Maasvlakte 2. They wanted to explore the possibilities for public spaces on this site and to inspire investors to create those spaces. They asked me and a marketeer to set up a research project.

After a visit to Maasvlakte 2, I concluded that the drive from Rotterdam to this site is far more exciting than the site itself. Industrial objects, port activities and huge ships are part of this very unique landscape. I decided that the highway through this landscape itself should be presented as the exciting public space it is and I advised to design artistic interventions to do so.

Commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam authority (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam), 2011.