The second edition of the Architecture Festival ZigZagCity took place between May 29 and June 9, 2014. For twelve days long, The Laurenskwartier in the center of Rotterdam was the stage for temporary design, film, dance, fashion, music and tours.
For two weeks, the Lijnbaan Quarter became a holiday paradise, with the ZigZagTravel agency at its heart. The route of ZigZagCity connected a rich variety of urban areas including squares, alleyways, city parks, archways, streets and courtyards. ZigZagCity invited visitors to enjoy both the beaten track as well as locations off the beaten track that often remain unnoticed. The hidden spots were given ‘new’ meaning for residents as well as visitors using interventions and a programme. The festival focused on the history and the future of the city through stories and journeys. Visual artists, architects and programme makers revealed new opportunities for forgotten areas taking into account the features of these locations.