A tribute to…..

…a wonderful piece of art that is demolished right now.

The “Beukelsblauw” on Beukelsdijk in Rotterdam was originally supposed to last only for 3 month, until the demolition of the five former apartment buildings. The one in the middle was squatted even after it got painted blue – they had to put blue curtains and blue sticky foil on the windows. . Due to very lucky postpones, the buildings lasted for almost another two years, and so did the artwork.

Very quickly, it became more than just a piece of art, but also a landmark in the fabric of Rotterdam.

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Find out more about it and the work of artist Florentijn Hofmann here

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~ by aboutarchitecture on October 31, 2006.

One Response to “A tribute to…..”

  1. gotta love that beautiful fence they put up there now…

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