Producing the Contemporary City

24 May - 2 September 2007

PowerNotes #01
3rd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam


Who and what will define the future of our cities and what role can architects play in this?
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is a biennial event that gathers knowledge and experience in the designing disciplines (architecture, urban design and landscape architecture) from all over the world and brings them to Rotterdam to present them to a broad audience.

The IABR brings together architects, urban designers, theorists, students, developers, policy makers and politicians from home and abroad. This biennale differs from other biennales in that it features not only exhibitions but, primarily working with a young generation of architects, does research as well.

links to other biennales:
la Biennale di Venezia
Sao Paulo Biennale of Architecture
Architectural Biennial Beijing

London Architecture Biennial


“Power –whether political, economic, or social – treats urban and architectural form as a means rather than an end in itself. Revealing the ways in which this power is made manifest in built form takes an essential first step for a