'Pop Up Park' opens in Rotterdam with a public aim
There is no doubt the that temporary events are in fashion now: pop-up shops, restaurants, exhibitions, concerts, performances are awaiting unaware passers-by on every corner, surprising people with an unexpected showcase of creative talent. In the by now long list of pop-ups, Dutch Studio 1:1 brought in a new type: the park. Set up on the Grotekerkplein, a square in Rotterdam, the Pop Up Park is communicating temporality to its latest bits: the greens are installed in a way that they are tumbling out of a building truck, and all the plants are basically on loan from the local nursery and will be returned upon the park’s closure at the end of September.
As imagined by Studio 1:1, the Pop Up Park is part of a wider programme that goes beyond creating fun spaces all around town. Installing picnic benches, establishing book clubs and organising dance and music workshops are just a few of CityLab010’s summer-long interactions that aimed at enriching the public space and fostering the locals’ involvement in the city network. The latest project, the park, was set up to be a space where residents can meet and start a conversation with each other and the designers, sharing their ideas on area development. As such, the pop-up park creates an open forum for all players concerned about the neighbourhood’s future, connecting the municipality and the citizens.
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