"The Schouwburgplein is situated in the heart of the city and is surrounded by shops and flanked by the City Theatre and the City Concert Hall. The design emphasizes the importance of a void which opens a panorama towards the city sky-line. The square is designed as an interactive public space, flexible in use, and changing during day and seasons. it's appearance is a reflection of the Port of Rotterdam. All of the necessary ingredients were present, it only had to be brought to life. By raising the surface of the square above the surrounding area, the void was retained and the 'city's stage' created. "- http://www.west8.nl/
Keywords: Netherlands, South Holland, outdoor spaces. Submitted by Dan Carney.