Dutch Profiles: Rietveld Landscape| 7mins
Director: Submarine | Producer: Submarine
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Netherlands
Landscape architect Ronald Rietveld, together with his brother, economist and philosopher Erik Rietveld, form the driving forces behind Rietveld Landscape.
One of their well-known projects is Vacant NL. It's an appeal to the Dutch government to make the enormous potential of unused buildings owned by state-institutions available for the creative knowledge economy.
According to Rietveld Landscape, the contemporary complexity of cities, landscape and society, call for a multidisciplinary approach when working on urgent societal, ecological and economic tasks.
The brothers focus on, and use the forces of existing developments, to create what they call â€œstrategic interventionsâ€.
For their presentation of Vacant NL at the architecture biennale in Venice, Rietveld Landscape made a giant model where all the empty, state owned buildings were visible at a glance. By contrasting the model with the emptiness of the location, the Pavilion itself became part of the installation.
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