As history sadly would have it, the heart of Rotterdam was wiped from the map in world war II. The city was subsequently rebuilt once peace had returned, becoming a hailed example of dutch urban planning.
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DUNE 4.1 MAASTUNNEL is a public, interactive landscape placed in the Maastunnel for the Rotterdam 2007 City of Architecture. With its upgraded embedded technologies, this enlarged interactive artwork reacts to the sounds and motions of the people daily passing by. DUNE 4.1 is a sensual layer of interaction over the existing architecture of the Maastunnel in Rotterdam, NL.
The hotel occupies a purpose-built highrise structure by architect at tuns with a step-like façade of lattice of aluminum panels and wide glass windows. Equally modern is its interior by Feran Thomassen who crafted contemporary settings with a welcoming vibe, and which are an orchestration of sorts of dutch traditions and international modernism.
The Van Dijk fashion store lies on the ground floor of a 19th century Dutch style city building in a typically very long and narrow space. The shop presents itself as an extension of the street rather than a separate luxury unit. A frameless pane of glass contributes to this blurring of the threshold between inside and out. It sets the interior space as an extension of the streetscape.