The Power of Architectural Thought

written by Vedran Mimica


“Inspiring belief in the Power of the City”
Visionary Power in particular is a treasure room of ideas that should be a must-visit for the whole ... preferably under inspired guidance, because of the ... maps, photos, and plans.
Marina de Vries, Volkskrant, 26 May 2007


The Board of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) invited the Berlage Institute to curate the 3rd IABR of 2007. After a little over a year of intensive research, workshops with exhibitors, fund raising and public relations exercises, the biennale entitled “Power – Producing the Contemporary City” opened in Rotterdam Kunsthal on 24 May and will close on 2 September. The opening speech was delivered by Rotterdam Mayor Ivo Opstelten, followed by Edi Rama, Mayor of Tirana, Herman Hertzberger, the founder of Berlage Institute and Vedran Mimica, the Institute’s director and the Biennale’s head curator.