When the city council in Rotterdam launched the brothel ban in 1900s, prostitution moved to Katendrecht, the only place in Rotterdam that was excluded from the ban. With the boom in the shipping industry in 1960s, the prostitution industry also grew rapidly; Katendrecht became the largest red light district in Holland.
Looked into the red light industry in Rotterdam - the [G]host of the project, the idea of intimacy became the main drive of the project.
The civic centre celebrates various intimate occasions in life, such as births, deaths and marriages. Through fragmented spaces which are distributed around the main concrete drape. Materially, different fabrics which provide different levels of transparency will be largely used throughout the dispersed spaces in the building to create veils which express layers of intimacy.