3LHD at the 3rd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
29. May 2007
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is a two-year event gathering architects, urban planners, landscape architects, theorists and students from the entire world to present their knowledge and experience to the general public. The Rotterdam Biennale is unlike others because it does not only present projects, but focuses primarily on the younger generation of architects. It was initiated by Kristin Feireiss, the former director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), in 1999. The third edition of the Biennale will open on May 29, 2007. This year´s topic is the development of modern cities and the responsibility for their future. The exhibition called Mare Nostrum Revisited includes Croatian architects with Croatian Archipelago New Lighthouses (CANL), a project presented at the 2nd Biennale, which focused on the development problems of the cities located on or near water.CANL is a joint project of the Berlage Institute from Rotterdam and the Croatian Architects´ Association. It is focused on the process of the development of the cities and landscapes along the Croatian coast as a part of the Mediterranean. CANL is financed by the Dutch Foreign Ministry within Matra, a program supporting social changes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. 3LHD will be joined by Platforma 981, Studio UP, de Architekten CIE (HR), Ante Kuzmanić d.o.o., and Produkcija 004, with their projects. Within the program of Mare Nostrum, the architect Marko Dabrović will give a lecture about a project of Studio 3LHD, entitled "Transformation of the Old Dubrovnik Hospital into a University Campus". Vedran Mimica is this year´s exhibition curator and project initiator.