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Urban Requalification of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Study of a medium public library in North Rotterdam. 100 Interventions in Roterdam public space.

Sila Giriftinoglu

Urban Requalification of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Study of a medium public library in North Rotterdam. 100 Interventions in Roterdam public space.

Rel. Paolo Mellano. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea specialistica in Architettura, 2011


Rotterdam, as an architectural city, attracts a great deal of internation-al interest. Each metres of the city centre offers a complete overview of what the twentieth century has produced in terms of modern arcchitecture. Most seen examples of pre-war architecture has been included in the Van Nelle Factory and the Huis Sonneveld. After the war the innovative and adventurous period is expressed in such structures as the Groothan-delsgebouw, the Cube houses, the Kunsthal, the Luxor Theatre and the Erasmus Bridge. Botri special-ists and interested visitors can easily find what they are looking for in Rotterdam. On the other hand Rotterdam has disadvantages because of his devolopment process. This thesis will examine the urban space historically and cross-culturally. In this context, I would like to discuss the economical, cultural, and political importance of Rotterdam. Also, I would like to examine forces such as industrialization, decentralization, and suburbanization can affect the structure and function of this city. I will discuss classic theories and recent discourse in urban situation of Rotterdam as we look to answer this questions , "how and why Rotterdam develops and changes, and What are the facts to improve to city life, how can we improve the quality of city by using the existing values?"

We will pay attention to the impact of race, ethnicity, and class on urban communities. At the end of this thesis, I will appreciate if we will have a better understanding of the significant role of metropolis for the life.

The first chapter of the study gives the general information about Rotterdam city and explain it is historical, geographical, demographical, economie - tecnological and cultural/social situation.

Second chapter, analys the architectural situation and urbanization of Rotterdam as cronologicaly. And the influence between architecture and natural resources.

The third chapter of the study calles Rtm1OO which is a project made by 100 interventions in the Rotterdam public space.

The fourth chapter is an extention of RTM100 in Noord Rotterdam.

The fifth chapter present a librarydesign in Noord Rotterdam.

The last chapter includes the duch standarts for a public building.

Relators: Paolo Mellano
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: G Geografia, Antropologia e Luoghi geografici > GD Estero
U Urbanistica > UK Pianificazione urbana
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea specialistica in Architettura
Classe di laurea: UNSPECIFIED
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/2109


1.1 Historìcal Development

1.2 Geographical Situation

1.3 Demographical Situation

1.4 Economie/ Technological Situation

1.5 Social and Cultural Situation


2.1 Urbanization and Urbanism

2.2 The Development of Rotterdam and Spatial Planing

2.3 Social Problems and Spatial Planing

2.4 Important Trends and Figures

2.5 Recreation Opportunities, Greenery and Surface Water

3 RTM100

3.1 What is RTM1OO?

3.2 Lost Space Definition

3.3 Lost Space Types

3.4 Aims of RTM1OO

3.5 RTM100 Design standards

3.5.1 Create a strong link between interior/exterior public space, pavement and Street

3.5.2 Promote the pedestrian access

3.5.3 Value open space

3.5.4 Strengthen and extend thè network of green and civic spaces

3.5.5 Piace more activity at the Street level

3.5.6 Create more used public seating

3.6 Themes of RTM1OO

3.7 Publication Of RTM1OO

4 RTM100 in North Rotterdam

4.1 Dimension ofRTMIOO in Noord Rotterdam

4.2 Five main of North Rotterdam

4.2.1 Agniesebuurt

4.2.2 Snelleman Area

4.2.3 Bergkwartier

4.2.4 Pijnaker Area

4.2.5 Schoonnoord Area

5 Library Design

5.1 General Buiiding Requirements

5.1.1 SitePlaning

5.1.2 Buiiding Function and Design

5.1.3 Design Layout

5.1.4 Access Stair

5.1.5 Adaptability and Flexibility

5.1.6 Architectural Design

5.1.7 External colour and materials selections

5.1.8 Interior Design

6 Dutch Standards

6.1 Car Parking

6.2 Gradient Restraints

6.3 Resting Places

6.4 Footpaths and Circulation Areas

6.5 Walkways

6.6 Ramps

6.7 Stairways

6.8 Surfaces and Finishes

6.9 Paving and Floor Finishes

6.10 Tactile Ground Surface Indicators

6.11 Doorways and Doors

6.12 Lifts

6.13 Emergency Provisions

6.14 Accessible Toilets

6.15 Drinking fountains

6.16 Furniture Fittings and Equipment

6.17 Hearing Augmentation

6.18 Lighting


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