Video: The evolution of Dutch city Rotterdam


Flattened during the second world war, the Dutch city of Rotterdam has served as a fertile architectural playground for the last 50 years. Now a market hall has been revamped, brought indoors with apartments around it.

Rotterdam’s new €175m market hall comes complete with apartments looping over it – some peeping out of what look like giant avocado stones. The transformation of the old market hall is the work of MVRDV – leaders of the wave of “Superdutch” architects that emerged in the Netherlands in the 1990s.

Watch this CNN One Square Meter video that demonstrates the evolution of Rotterdam:


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