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coolsingel floor plan winter tours
Photo: Jannes Linders

Coolsingel: New map and winter tours

Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR) closes its activities on the Coolsingel with a new map and a series of winter tours.

Map: Tribute to an Avenue
The new map of the Coolsingel shows all the works of art and the buildings with ornaments that can be found on this striking street. The map is a design by 75B and can be read at a glance, because the grid in which the texts and images are placed is also the street map.

The map is both a tribute to the future Coolsingel (on the eve of the massive restructuring; the design of West 8 was approved at the end of 2016) and a final agreement of seven years of pioneering work and experiment that SIR carried out on and around Rotterdam's only real city boulevard. Between 2009 and 2016, SIR organized temporary video exhibitions in the public space (Tribute to an Avenue) and guided tours and various permanent works of art were realized.

The new Coolsingel floor plan with bilingual information about the artworks, buildings and ornaments costs only € 2 is available in the SIR webshop and in the TENT book shop.

Guided tours
Sculpture International Rotterdam offers guided tours of the Coolsingel again in December and January with architecture guide Marly Weemen. Central to this walk are the masterpieces from the SIR collection, reconstruction art, architecture and dozens of ornaments. In 1,5 the Coolsingel as a Monument shows past, present and the uncertain future of this boulevard, where art, architecture and ornament form a common thread.

Tours: December 17, December 30, January 14, January 27
Location: Coolsingel, Rotterdam
Start: 16: 30 hour, gathering on the sidewalk in front of the City Hall, Coolsingel 40

The personal contribution for the participants is € 5, - per participant, to be paid in cash before commencement (please pay appropriately). Due to the limited number of places (max. 12 people per tour) you will be asked to make a reservation by sending an email to marly@timelessrotterdam.com. State in the e-mail the desired date and the number of people. For more information or last-minute changes (for example in bad weather) we kindly refer you to the Facebook page of Sculpture International Rotterdam.

Publication date: 01 / 01 / 2017

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