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Netherlands - Rotterdam - De Calypso 10_DSC8630 | by Darrell Godliman
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Netherlands - Rotterdam - De Calypso 10_DSC8630

My previous upload was a square crop of this shot of the Calypso building in Rotterdam. Whilst not as strong an image I thought I should upload this to give a bit of context. Given the resoluution of modern cameras it also shows it's worth considering some quite radical crops if you spot alternative compositions when post-processing.


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From : "The Calypso building is a component of the Rotterdam Central urban strategy scheme. The development of this site afforded the opportunity to establish the beginnings of a quality public realm on the Westersingel leading from the station, the desired "cultural route" of the city. The development accommodates 407 apartments, a retail area, commercial space and a church. The faceted group of towers, with the more rotund, copper-clad Pauluskerk nestling against it, is like a collection of crystalline rocks, punched into which are sheltered external spaces, which are generous enough to be used properly, and integrated into the internal planning so as to form an extension of the living spaces.


The quality of the public areas in particular have been considered, with a two-tiered circulation space below the residential buildings; the lower below the transparent pavement of the upper, and connecting directly with car parking. Consultation and workshop exercises with the community of Pauluskerk in particular, were central to the development of the design."


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Taken on October 14, 2017