The PowerLounge was the central meeting point of the biennale in 2007. During the opening weeks this was the heart of the biennale. During the opening fortnight, this was the place where discussion will be waged on the biennale’s theme, Power, through debates, lectures, presentations and conferences.
During the day in the PowerLounge, visitors could consult the catalogue at their leisure or watch video projections. At least as long as no other biennale events took place, such as the two-day international conference Visionary Power, or the presentation and award ceremony that concludes the Master Class, or the debate Noord versus Zuid in één Randstad (North vs. South within One Randstad), part of the New Dutch City gathering, where the future plans for the Noord- en Zuidvleugels (north and south sections) of the Randstad, the urban conglomeration in the west of the Netherlands, will also be presented.
The PowerTalks brought together various players who make the city what it is: from architects, urban designers and planners to project developers, researchers and administrators. They debate the current urban agenda and challenges for architecture and urban design.
In addition, partners of the biennale such as the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), Kristal (project developer for, as well as with, six housing corporations in the Randstad) and Atelier Zuidvleugel are also organizing various activities in the PowerLounge.