Festive opening of 5th IABR: Making City

Opening Test Site Rotterdam - Photo: Michelle Muus

The 5th IABR: Making City started in festive fashion in Rotterdam amid widespread interest. 

After the official proceedings, which included speeches by Ahmed Aboutaleb (Mayor of Rotterdam) and Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment), the invited guests were able to view the exhibitions at the NAI: the main exhibition ‘Making City’, with a spectacular design by Kossmann.dejong, and the exhibition 'Parallel Cases 2 - Smart Cities'

The guests then travelled along the ZigZagCity route in the city centre to the Test Site Rotterdam, where the Luchtsingel raised promenade was officially opened in a playful spirit. Other exhibitions that opened to the public were ‘Design as Politics’ in the Mini Mall and ‘Making Douala 2007-2013’ in the RiverClub Gallery.

The opening programme of the 5th IABR: Making City continues the coming Saturday, 21 April, with the official opening of the exhibition Making Almere. For more information, click on: www.makingalmere.nl.