Flow Animations

Stedelijk Metabolisme
Beeld: Atelier Rotterdam 2014

One of the main challenges that Atelier Rotterdam faced was how to visualize the material flows that together constitute the urban landscape’s metabolism.

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After a thorough analysis of all available data and information an impressive series of maps was produced, in fact the first visualization of Rotterdam’s metabolism. But flows do flow, and therefore it was decided to produce a series of animation films that shows how air, water, biota, food, energy, waste, humans, cargo, and sand and clay "flow" through the urban landscape of Rotterdam, and how the city can make smarter and better use of these flows.

The flow animations were part of the presentation of Atelier Rotterdam in the exhibition Urban by Nature at the IABR 2014.