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Oberblaak, Rotterdam, Nederland, 2005[open in full screen]  

 
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This very unusual square is above the other existing square Blaak. On the small photos bellow there is a view from the lower level [underblaak?]. In a very nice location between old harbour and big intersection with train terminal.

  This quiet, unusually shaped square, is part of the really bizarre project by Piet Blum, built between 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 intriguing that one of these Piet Blum's houses was built in Toronto, Canada and in October 2018 it is still in very good shape! [check small photo right, bellow].

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