Now at the halfway point of the six month long World Expo in Milan, in which 145 countries are participating in a concentration of national spectacle surrounding the theme of \”feeding the planet,\” Rotterdam\’s Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) — the centre for architecture in the Netherlands—is exhibiting an altogether more reflective display of national civic pride.
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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.