I belong here. 65 years of the Groot Handelsgebouw
The exhibition ‘I belong here. 65 years of the Groot Handelsgebouw’ in Kunsthal Rotterdam is prolonged. You can enjoy the exhibition in their auditorium until February 10. Haven’t you seen it yet? This is your last chance!
The life-story of a listed national monument
The Kunsthal presents an exhibition concerning the life-story of this imposing giant, covering its lesser period, as well as its comeback after the comprehensive 2005 renovation. The history of the Groot Handelsgebouw is brought to life through the stories of Rotterdam tenants and residents, as well as exceptional archival material including films, photos, and documentation.
“You remind me of my wife. For 25 years she’s been searching for shoes that are big on the inside, and small on the outside.” – Architect Hugh Maaskant, responding to complaints about the size of the Groot Handelsgebouw.
Tenants and residents
The exhibition also tells the stories of Rotterdam tenants and residents, such as the one about a hippopotamus in the lift, or the mysterious sailboat suspended between the third and fourth floors during construction. Or about the priest who blest the cars driving on the road that runs through the building, or the small-scale supermarket in the cellar that preferred not be found, and about four ‘hidden’ residences in the building…
Visit Kunsthal Rotterdam
You can enjoy the exhibition untill February 10. Visit the website of the Kunsthal Rotterdam for practical information.
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