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Winy Maas, Marc Joubert, Tihamér Salij, Ole Bouman

NL28 Olympic Fire
Future Games

Design: Sander Boon, Paperback, Illustrated (colour and b/w), 336 pages, Size: 16 x 23 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-628-0, € 35,00
Dutch edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-622-8,

In association with NAI

Exhibition in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) from May 31 till September 21 2008

NL28 Olympic Fire Future GamesThe Olympic Games constitute a mega-event on an unimaginable scale. Sport, the economy, city marketing, urban development, and even regional and national development are fundamentally affected. Organizing the event can strengthen the identity of a country and put major spatial planning problems on the agenda - or even solve them.

Based on studies from The Netherlands foremost centers of urban studies as well as the imaginative power of the world famous Rotterdam based architectural firm MVRDV, Olympic Fire offers a parade of spectacular visions on how the Olympic Games can transform the Netherlands a country known for its tradition of designing its environment.

The book focuses on the spatial agenda of the Netherlands by linking themes as climate change, water management and energy production in surprising and startlingly new ways with solutions for stadiums, infrastructure and accommodation for athletes. The studies result in different scenarios for the organization of the Olympic Games in the Netherlands in 2028. These are preceded by a historical timeline which gives a vivid impression of the impact that the Games have had on previous host cities such as Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney and Beijing.

This publication is the result of studies on the feasibility, visualization and realization of the spatial program of the Olympic Games in the Netherlands in 2028, by the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam and the Berlage Institute, in collaboration with MVRDV.

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