Rooftop Stories – English Lecture Programme

Date Saturday 1 June & Sunday 2 June
Location Gebouw De Heuvel (Open Rooftop)
Doors open 11:00
Start 14:00
Finish 15:00
free with “Dakpas” (Rooftop Pass) or 3 through this website
Please note: This rooftop is not wheelchair accessible

The municipal monument Gebouw De Heuvel (The Hill Building) was built in 1959. Ever since its construction, the building’s mission has been to contribute to the well-being of the residents of Rotterdam. One of De Heuvel’s ambitions is to make it ‘The House of the Conversation’ – based on the idea that only dialogue will bring us (in Rotterdam) closer together.

All the more reason for Rotterdamse Dakendagen (Rotterdam Rooftop Days) to transform Gebouw De Heuvel into the ‘Rooftop of Depth’ during the festival. We organize multiple lectures, which you can attend for free with your ‘Dakpas’ (Rooftop Pass). If you don’t have one, you can pay 3 euros instead and attend as many lectures as you like.

The English spoken lecture ‘Biodiversity on Roofs’ by Dusty Gedge, chairman of the European Federation of Green Roof & Wall Association, takes place on Saturday at 14:00:

His title may sound boring, but his talks are very lively. Dusty is coming over from London to tell you all about biodiversity on rooftops and its importance for all city dwellers. He will show the most beautiful examples from his years of experience and global travels. He wrote the book ‘The nature of cities’ and he is a proponent of diverse vegetation in cities in order to adapt to climate change.