Forms and figures (5) Opening the block

Opening the block has been a recurrent idea since the begining of the 1900s. But how and how much? As ever, Rotterdam is a zoo full of missing links…

Opening through a setback in the façade plane: the street gets diluded

Opening through a setback in the façade plane: the street gets diluded

Opening through a setback from an internal division: the street keeps its shape, and the block is equally open

Opening through a setback from an internal division: the street keeps its shape, and the block is equally open

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