Cartoonist draws Floating Pavilion

Cartoonist and politician Wietske Jonker-ter Veld recently made these beautiful watercolors of the Floating Pavilion and the floating forest in the Rijnhaven.

She was visiting Rotterdam with a grandchild from her village to show her the city and was positively surprised by this sight. Jonker-ter Veld is passionate about water and nature since she was a little child and has ever since been very active in politics and environmental issues.

Thank you Wietske for offering us a new perspective!

About Wietske Jonker-Ter Veld (interview in Dutch)


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Floating forest in Rotterdam officially opened

Yesterday, on National Tree Day, the bobbing forest in the Rijnhaven in Rotterdam – next to the floating pavilion – was officially opened. The forest consists of 20 floating trees and is designed by Mothership. The forest is an art project, raising questions about innovation, environment and climate change. Find out more in this short interview with designer Jeroen Everaert.






Credits photo’s floating pavilion: Nikki Ross-Zehnder
Photo opening: (foto via Havenbedrijf Rotterdam NV)