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I travel regularly to Rotterdam and am always fascinated by the diverse architecture in that city and The Netherlands as a whole. Here's a unique image of 2 very different buildings in Rotterdam. I love the one with "the hole" in it - it looks like a tug boat or something!

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I really do like innovative and creative architecture like this. I think it enhances urban environments and its a shame more cities dont take a chance on these kinds of developments.

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the reasons many cities don't build stuff like this is because it looks really bad in ten years. i lived in the netherlands for a few months and never met any traveler who would prefer rotterdam to amsterdam. rotterdam is very isolating to the individual, while Amsterdam is very warm and human scale. big, weird architecture looks ok for a few years and gives the city a cutting-edge look. when that is no longer cutting-edge anymore it is just plain ugly.

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I truly disagree.

What may seem as "ugly" at one time, usually appears great later in history. In Norway we have had several occasions with old housing being demolished because it was concidered ugly and poor - NOW we know how beautiful these sort of architecture is. I ADD that Bergen (2nd largest city in norway) has a big part of its harbour-area on the world heritage list.

I LOVED the that red building in Rotterdam, and the cool rectangular one in back. However, inbetween there's - it looks like industrial areas, and some sort of white building underneath the rectangular one... it just doesn't make sense with how it is placed. Very untidy.

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Well, it looks like the offices in the air spared the beautiful architecture below instead of leveling it. I probably wouldn't want these in my city, but I do kind of like them.

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This is an interesting topic. And Dutch architecture is really very interesting one.

But, also in Bratislava you can find several interesting buildings, like this hotel:

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