Colina artificial, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (2005)
Part of:
  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2nd : 2005 : Rotterdam, Netherlands) (promoter)

Colina artificial, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (2005)


1982, 2005, predominant 2005

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 26 reprographic copies
    16 drawings
    14 graphic materials
    11 printouts
    1 CD
    0.04 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
The project series documents the design for an artificial hill and serves as the finish-line for the “Elfstedentocht”, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2005. The firm identified this project as number 201.

"The finish of the great race of the Elfstedentocht should be accompanied by a three-dimensial event which signals the site in the memory of the citizen. If from there, furthermore, the last part of the race is dominated we will be able to imagine that this three-dimensional event is a hybrid between a tribune and a landscaping milestone. […] If towards the South and East it disposes of a slope consisting of artificial lawn with solarium and tribunes above the canal and a scating [sic] park, then towards the North it could house the sport installations with tribunes and a climbing zone with the result that this minimum architectural organization could give life to the site during all year basing on the small sports center, solarium and skating track. A shelter structure crowns the artificial hill composing a lookout spot from where one dominates the whole city and the surrounding landscape." (ARCH270975)

Documenting the project are conceptual and presentation drawings, digital, graphic and reference materials, correspondence, publications, competition documents, and agreements.
Reference number:



Leeuwarden Netherlands

Language of material:
  • Spanish
  • English

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