About RA Month

The Rotterdam Architecture Month (RA Month) makes the innovative power and quality of architecture visible and is the ideal moment for the design sector, education and the public to meet. Visit RA Month in June 2021 online and in person in the centre of Rotterdam and at various locations throughout the city. The month is a joint initiative by AIR, Rotterdam Festivals and Rotterdam Partners  and is organized in collaboration with various partners, the architecture sector in Rotterdam and elsewhere, and spatial design education.

RA Month started in 2016 by bringing together and communicating a collective festival calendar. After three successful but relatively modest editions, the concept was taken to the next level in 2019 with a central festival heart in the former post office on the Coolsingel, over 50 activities, 70,000 visitors and an explosive growth in online reach.

In 2021, we are continuing our ambition to develop RA Month into a festival of national and eventually international significance, with a festival heart where the professional world and the public can meet, a broad and accessible city programme, a content-based on-site partner programme and an active online community.

RA Month ’22

Vista Rotterdam! is the theme of the sixth edition of Rotterdam Architecture Month. What are the vistas? What should we set our sights on? We look at the role of design and the designer in the current spatial tasks in our living environment. During RA Month ‘22, we zoom in on these tasks with designers, architects, city planners, innovators and visitors. How does architecture affect your daily life? When do you feel at home? Does the overwhelming panorama to be seen from The Podium reflect our House/Home, or does that play out on the ground, at eye level? Look at the city with different eyes and let yourself be surprised by new perspectives.

The Podium is an initiative of Het Nieuwe Instituut and was designed by MVRDV.