Pedregulho: a Brazilian Architectural Icon - AFFR

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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Pedregulho: a Brazilian Architectural Icon

Pedregulho: a Brazilian Architectural Icon

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  • Fri 11 Oct - 14:45

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Pedregulho, a utopian housing project by the Brazilian architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy, is located in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Pedregulho: a Brazilian Architectural Icon chronicles the turbulent history of this modernist work. The prize-winning design, admired by Le Corbusier, served at the time as a prototype for housing the increasing numbers of migrants flocking to the city. The complex became a symbol of the problematic and often corrupt housing policy in Brazil. Now, sixty years later, the renovation of the neglected building has been completed, and it seems to be climbing out the dark period it had to go through.

With an introduction by Paul Meurs
Dr Paul 
Meurs (1963), partner and architect-researcher, grew up in Doorn, studied in Delft and continued his training in Sao Paulo. He is specialised in advising on transformation assignments in the existing city.
 Since 2006, Paul has been involved in the redevelopment of the Strijp R area in Eindhoven, and from 2009 to 2014 he worked on the continued development of Zaanse Schans. He is supervisor of the Doubling Oosterpark project in Amsterdam, the Zuiderziekenhuis hospital project in Rotterdam and of the residential areas De Oude Kooi and Zeeheldenbuurt in Leiden. He is a member of the Q team New Holland Waterline and an advisor to the Supervisory Board of BOEi (adaptive reuse and restoration of heritage). From 2006 to 2016 Paul Meurs held the chair of Heritage and Cultural Value’ at TU Delft. On behalf of the Cultural Heritage Agency and the Dutch embassies, Paul regularly travels abroad (Russia, Sri Lanka, India, Brazil) to highlight the innovative Dutch heritage practice and to offer guidance to students in respect of heritage assignments. 

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  • Fri 11 Oct 14:45 - LV Zaal 4

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Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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