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Rotterdam has more flat rooftops than anywhere else in the Netherlands. This is partly a result of the reconstruction following the bombardment of 14th May 1940. 14.5 million m² flat rooftops lie waste, 1 km² of which are in the city centre.
Rotterdam Rooftops, taking resilience to a higher level is an informative and inspiring book about what is currently happening on the flat rooftops of Rotterdam and what the city hopes to achieve. 20 visionaries discuss the rooftops’ role in the city of the future. 37 example rooftops illustrate how Rotterdam is already using its rooftops for rainwater collection (blue), nature (green), living, working and relaxing (red) and energy (yellow). The book also provides a glimpse of future rooftop developments.
Rotterdam writer and guide Esther Wienese has been engrossed by the world of Rotterdam’s rooftops since 2016. For Rotterdam Rooftops, she interviewed more than fifty roof experts and rooftop owners. The visionaries and rooftops have been beautifully photographed by Rotterdam photographers Chris Bonis, Ossip van Duivenbode and Marieke Odekerken. The result is an inspiring tour of Rotterdam’s roofscape, inviting us all to go up onto the rooftops and experience them for ourselves.
Rotterdam Rooftops, taking resilience to a higher level goes around the world! The book, with a preview of the mayor of Rotterdam Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, is the promotional gift of the municipal government Rotterdam. On this picture mayor Aboutaleb hands over the gift to the Minister of National Development of Singapore Mr. Lawrence Wong ST during SIWW2018 Singapore International Water Weekhttps://www.siww.com.sg.