october 19, 2011

Rietveld Landscape’s new exhibition ‘Firemen walk with us’ confronts the risk-adverse behavior that currently characterizes our society. When it comes to the temporary use of vacant buildings, fire safety is one of the major obstacles to be overcome.

After sunset visitors are invited to discover the dark Eiffel building in Maastricht. By creating a landscape of fire in this deserted architectural icon, Maastricht’s Fire Department and Rietveld Landscape show that the thousands of vacant properties offer far more possibilities for use, than one would expect.

Just like our new Master’s program Vacant NL at the Sandberg Institute, the newly founded National Knowledge Platform ‘Interim Use in Development’ (founded in collaboration with Iris Schutten & Sabrina Lindemann), and our project Vacant Appsterdam, the installation ‘Firemen walk with us’ is an elaboration of the vision ‘vacancy for innovation’ which we launched during the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. This new exhibition is part of the International Biennale Vacancy and Reallocation and takes place (only in the evenings, after dark) from Saturday October 29 until Friday November 4, 2011.

>>> Trailer movie vimeo

Each visit to the Eiffel building lasts 40 minutes and accomodates a maximum of 10 participants. The admission fee is 5 euros per person. Registration via this link:

Registration  ‘Firemen walk with us’

Schedule October 29. - November 4.:
18.00-18.40; 18.20-19.00; 18.40-19.20; 19.00-19.40; 19.20-20.00; 19.40-20.20;20.00-20.40; 20.20-21.00; 20.40-21.20; 21.00-21.40; 21.20-22.00