Archinect - News 2014-08-31T04:24:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73854416/rotterdam-icon-becomes-24-hour-city Rotterdam icon becomes 24-hour city Archinect 2013-05-24T20:28:00-04:00 >2013-05-25T11:42:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m3a940pbtgseravt.jpg" width="514" height="695" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Architecture Day Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013</strong><br> One of the most iconic buildings in Rotterdam, the Hofpoort on the Hofplein, will be transformed into a 24-hour city on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. All are welcome to come and eat, drink, dance, relax, breakfast, discover, meet, skate, create, shop and much more. For a full 24 hours the Hofpoort will be the epicentre of Architecture Day in Rotterdam.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/piex1zt50c8qpt4w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Hofplein area used to be regarded as the pulsing heart of Rotterdam. AIR, the Rotterdam architecture centre, ZUS &ndash; De De&#769;pendance centre for urban culture and Rotterdam ArchiGuides are joining forces to bring it back to life again on Architecture Day. For 24 hours they will combine to transform the Hofpoort into a vertical city where there is something new to experience every hour.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1xfg8u2gf3e3v7b.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Hofpoort, better known as the Shell building, was built in 1976 and has 24 floors. Most of these floors have been vacant for some years. The abandoned office floors will be fil...</p>