9 December Luchstingel Debate

Luchtsingel debate BAR
” How to make city with 4 million euros?”

In 2012 the  ZUS won the first Rotterdam City Initiative . More than 20,000 people voted for the project the Luchtsingel.  The city of Rotterdam  made four million euros available for its realization. A firm wooden pedestrian bridge of 390 meters long is the backbone of the Luchtsingel . In addition, the project is more that just the bridge. The prize money is also put into the development of public spaces as a DakAkker on Schieblock , a park Pompenburg and the roof of the former Hofplein Station . Halfway through 2014 the Luchtsingel connects the Central District with Pompenburg and Hofbogen .

The recent bridge rail has brought a lot of attention in the ( social ) media . Besides positive reactions were also critical questions about the safety and cost and on the progress and transparency of the process . The potential significance of the Luchtsingel for its immediate surroundings and the city is the subject of continuing debate . All the more reason for a public discussion . ZUS invites everyone on Wednesday 11 December in a public debate to inform themselves about the Luchtsingel and further hone his opinion. The debate will with:

Wouter Vanstiphout : Professor of Design and Politics at TU Delft and architectural historian at Crimson Architectural Historians .

Ard Buijsen : architect , founder of Artisan Architects and blogger at Skyscraper City .

Luc Smits developer behind the Rotterdam Central District and director of LSI project investment .

Elma van Boxel : co-founder of design firm ZUS and initiator of the Luchtsingel  and

representatives of the Municipality of Rotterdam, City Initiative and the audience .

The evening will be introduced by Patrick van der Klooster and moderated by Thijs Barendse .

BAR | Schiekade 201 | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 20:00 to 22:00 | Free admission | RSVP : info@luchtsingel.org

This debate is organized by ZUS in cooperation with Thijs Barendse and AIR