Oberblaak, Rotterdam, Nederland, 2005

This very unusual square is above the other existing square Blaak. On the small photo is a view from the lower level [underblaak?] and photo from the inside of one of the houses. In a very nice location beetween old harbour and big intersection with train terminal, this quiet, unusually shaped square, is part of the really bizare project by Piet Blum, built beetween 1978 and 1984. Surrounded by mostly residential units and few public spaces Oberblaak is one of the most prominent Rotterdam attractions. Rotterdam is known as center of world contemporary architecture so this is not unusual.

It is quite intiguing that one of these Piet Blum's houses was built in Toronto, Canada and in January 2015 it is still in very good shape! [check small photo right, bellow].

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sociability
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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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social
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comfort
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residential
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image
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court yard
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total
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Last time updated on Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:42 PM