De Hollandse Waterstad
Christine de Baan, Vibeke Gieskes, Simone Rots (ed)
2005, IABR, Rotterdam
dutch / english
paperback / full color
The Water Cities exhibition at the 2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, The Flood, which was held from 26 May to 26 June 2005, presented over a hundred models of towns and cities built on water in the Netherlands and elsewhere to illustrate the history of water cities.
Water Cities describes the 32 cities that are exemplary, as well as 12 plans for new water cities in the Netherlands, proposed by urban designers and landscape architects in collaboration with the Dutch government and provincial and local authorities. These proposals offer architectural and urban planning solutions to the problems that water will inevitably cause in the future.
The book opens with an interview with landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, the curator of The Flood, who explains why water cities was chosen as a central theme of the Biennale.