Rotterdam is like Disneyland for architecture geeks.

By Bert Archer :  20 December 2017

BBC Travel

You should always arrive in Rotterdam by train. That way, as you leave the station, you can turn around, as I did last month, put your bag down and look back at one of the most joyful buildings in the world. It’s the most exuberantly designed transportation hub since architect Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at Idlewild Airport (later renamed JFK). Rotterdam Station soars, ignoring gravity, a balletic leap captured in steel, glass and wood.

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Credits: Bert Archer, BBC Travel

 

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Rotterdam Central Station designed by Team CS; photography by Jannes Linders