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Rem Koolhaas: "I can only look at the decision to leave the EU with disbelief"

Netherlands Architecture News - May 27, 2019 - 01:44   2991 views

Rem Koolhaas:

"I can only look at the decision to leave the EU with disbelief," said the revered architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas. In the light of the EU elections, which was held last week, and while Britain's limbo still remains as a hot topic for the EU, the Guardian has collaborated with Rem Koolhaas and Stephan Petermann to highlight all the achievements done by the European Union. 

"The EU costs you the same as Netflix - is it worth it?" Rem Koolhaas thinks so. 

In an opinion piece of the Guardian, Koolhaas highlighted the importance of being the member of Europe and how Europe has played a positive role for the transformation of Britain. The architect also shared his personal living experiences in London after the country became a member of Europe Union. 

Video courtesy of The Guardian

According to the architect, Britain's membership improved everything, including collaborative approach and sophisticated local culture, even the quality of coffee.

"I was present in Britain when it became part of the EU and I’ve lived in London for a very long time since, so I can say that I’ve really experienced the incredible extent to which Britain has become a much better place."

"This includes everything from the trivial, such as the quality of the coffee (which at the end of the day is not so trivial!) to huge things such as a vastly more collaborative and sophisticated local culture. As someone who experienced this transformation on a day-to-day basis I can only look at the decision to leave the EU with disbelief," added Koolhaas. 

Read the full opinion piece of Rem Koolhaas on the Guardian.

Top image: Rem Koolhaas, courtesy of Wikipedia.

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