Parallel Cases

Open City - Parallel Cases. Photo: Michelle Wilderom
    • from September 26 to December 13, 2009
    • RDM Campus, Rotterdam
    • Heijplaatstraat 23, Rotterdam

In the Parallel Cases exhibition, student teams and researchers from 28 universities and colleges from 20 different countries present their projects inspired by the theme of Open City.

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Using drawings, models, films or other audiovisual means, the 45 entries show how students and their teachers think "social cohesion" can be shaped through architectural and urban planning projects.

The Rotterdam Academy of Architecture has attached the Parallel Cases Biennial Award to the exhibition. An international jury chaired by the Chief Government Architect, Liesbeth van der Pol, will announce at the opening which entry responds in the best, most inventive and creative way to the challenge of shaping the Open City.

Parallel Cases can be visited in the monumental 'Innovation Dock' on the grounds of the Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM), a former shipyard in the middle of the port area.

Parallel Cases exhibition in Paris

From January 11 to February 12, 2010, part of the 4th IABR exhibition Parallel Cases will be on display in Paris. This exhibition, Projects for the Open City, will take place at the École Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais. Curated by Ralf Pasel, the exhibition features an inspiring selection of projects from the 4th IABR, Open City: Designing Coexistence.