Fertile soil for creativity
Rotterdam cherishes its creative industries. The city is continuously improving the climate in which designers, artists and architects can flourish. In recent decades, numerous old warehouses, office buildings and port storehouses have been transformed into breeding grounds where designers and makers – often together – think and work on the future. They work tirelessly on their innovations, seeking to solve urgent social issues. Former port sites M4H and RDM together form Rotterdam’s makers’ district. Here, artists like Joep van Lieshout and Daan Roosegaarde work on new concepts and breeding grounds like De Kroon, De Huidenclub and the Keilewerf act as catalysts for unexpected solutions.