Destruction paves the way for new beginnings, and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) is a living example of this. After being destroyed during the Second World War, the city on the river Maasrose from its ashes. Its port became the engine of the Dutch economy. Little remains of the past; urban planners rebuilt the city in an overpowering architecture. 

The inhabitants of Rotterdam find their way between buildings that far exceed the human dimension. They look alienated, but also resilient. Life is a struggle and the Rotterdammers take it on with sleeves rolled-up. Yet, is this raw barren city the place where they belong?