Museo de Arquitectura Leopoldo Rother

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Museo de Arquitectura Leopoldo Rother

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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,641 contributions
For architecture fans
Dec 2019
Located at the campus of the National University, this is a small museum focused on (modern) architecture. The museum is named after the designer of the campus German-Colombian architect Leopold Rother (1894 – 1978), who probably did not anticipate the attraction of white spaces to graffiti artists and political activists.

This museum is not to be underestimated as they often have world class exhibits. When I visited there was an exposition of a work by John Hejduk (USA architect of Czech origin) called 'Victimas'. Few of Hejduk's designs (this one among them) have ever been realized, but this does not mean they are uninteresting. In the vision of Hejduk mankind travels and is constantly mobile. Victimas is about WOII victims. Perhaps he was one himself (born in 1929, died in 2000). It looks very much like the experience of a child transfered to a concentration camp from which there is no escape. The film as well as the maquette show structures like a carousel and a zoo amidst camp barracks, towers and labyrints with dead ends. The whole being encircled by rails with a train that nevers seems to stop. Always a winged angel of death is around. A bit macabre, but the design of structures is fascinating.

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Students of achitecture may be around to guide you. Thank you Carolina.
Dutch people there is a Hejduk landmark building in Groningen called Wall House II.
Written December 13, 2019
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