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View from one of the Lijnbaan apartment buildings towards the newly renovated Pathé cinema on Schouwburgplein with the skyline of Rotterdam on the façade

The Secret Skyline of Rotterdam

A few years ago, in the context of a competition organized by Rotterdam Festivals, I made a graphical representation of the Rotterdam skyline as shown below. The competition was set up to create a new logo for the organization; until that time they already used a stylized skyline, but with the arrival of new landmarks like De Rotterdam, the Markthal and the Central Station, that urgently needed to be updated. Marathon My design was not selected. Usually that’s the end  of the story with a competition like this. But not in this case. I put the image in my webshop...

Exhibition of images of Dudok's Bijenkorf department store at the Nivon cafe in Rotterdam


Yesterday my exhibition in the cafe at the Nivon building in Rotterdam started. The theme of the exhibition is the architecture and history of Rotterdam; on display are the three images of the old Bijenkorf bij architect Dudok, the panorama of Schouwburgplein and a series of digital paintings showing various locations in the city. The works are exhibited at the Nivon untill the end of april. UPDATE: The Bijenkorf Triptych was also exhibited at the Dudok Expo at the Oranjebrug gallery in Schiedam.

Spherical panorama of the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam, designed by West8 and built with steel, wood and rubber, surrounded by the Theatre, the Pathe Cinema and De Doelen concert hall

Panorama Schouwburgplein

To celebrate the fact that also the New York Times have put Rotterdam in their top10, here’s a spherical panorama, this one showing the Schouwburgplein. So how do you construct such a panorama? Here’s the tutorial…