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Onur Can Tepe

http://www.onurcantepe.com

De Graefstraat 23b, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Onur Can Tepe is a Rotterdam based architect who has worked on the design of numerous, award winning buildings. He has done his post-graduate studies at the Berlage where he graduated with his project that investigated the megacity governance by a series of articles. Since 2017 he has been writing Letters from 2050: an on-going project of fictional, short stories about future.

Letters from 2050


Rotterdam Stories

Letters from 2050


Rotterdam Stories
"Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam Stories" is a collection of four fictional letters that describe impacts of the transformation Rotterdam is going through today.
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  • Systemic changes

Rotterdam has seen many new buildings recently getting realized and many more are scheduled to be erected soon. Fueled by a growing economy, the city is shaping its future at a rapid speed. Yet, there is little reflection on what does so much change in our environment do to the city?
Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam stories is going to be a small collection of fictional letters imagining future of the city. 4 fictional letters will be written, describing the future of 4 characters from Rotterdam. Letters will voice what the physical environment of the characters look like and what does the spaces they live in mean to them.
The project aims to imagine the impacts of the current architectural developments by literary methods voicing the people inhabiting those spaces. It will add a new dimension to the conversation about the development of Rotterdam architecture towards 2050 and raise an important question: What does the future that we are sleepwalking into feel like?


A fresh addition to the Rotterdam public/commercial life: The Markthal

An experiment on inspiring development and quality public space: Luchtsingel

Soon to pop-up playful art depot: Depot for Museum Boijmans

A new attraction for the city that can't get enough of it: The Dutch Windwheel

Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam Stories: Literature for reflection in an age of images.

Letters from 2050


Rotterdam Stories

Letters from 2050


Rotterdam Stories
"Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam Stories" is a collection of four fictional letters that describe impacts of the transformation Rotterdam is going through today.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Rotterdam has seen many new buildings recently getting realized and many more are scheduled to be erected soon. Fueled by a growing economy, the city is shaping its future at a rapid speed. Yet, there is little reflection on what does so much change in our environment do to the city?
Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam stories is going to be a small collection of fictional letters imagining future of the city. 4 fictional letters will be written, describing the future of 4 characters from Rotterdam. Letters will voice what the physical environment of the characters look like and what does the spaces they live in mean to them.
The project aims to imagine the impacts of the current architectural developments by literary methods voicing the people inhabiting those spaces. It will add a new dimension to the conversation about the development of Rotterdam architecture towards 2050 and raise an important question: What does the future that we are sleepwalking into feel like?


A fresh addition to the Rotterdam public/commercial life: The Markthal

An experiment on inspiring development and quality public space: Luchtsingel

Soon to pop-up playful art depot: Depot for Museum Boijmans

A new attraction for the city that can't get enough of it: The Dutch Windwheel

Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam Stories: Literature for reflection in an age of images.


Idea by

Onur Can Tepe
De Graefstraat 23b
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Onur Can Tepe is a Rotterdam based architect who has worked on the design of numerous, award winning buildings. He has done his post-graduate studies at the Berlage where he graduated with his project that investigated the megacity governance by a series of articles. Since 2017 he has been writing Letters from 2050: an on-going project of fictional, short stories about future.