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Justus van Effenblok

Housing Block called Justus van Effen in the western Rotterdam neighbourhood of Spangen. It is well-known among architects and historians mainly because of its internal courtyards. One of the first housing blocks to have outdoor corridors (elevated streets) that could also function as meeting place for residents thanks to its wide dimensions. It was designed in the 1910′s by architect Michiel Brinkman (whose son would 10 years later design the modern, world famous Van Nelle factory nearby) and it was finished in 1922. The exterior is not very special, so as soon as the current renovation by housing corporation Woonstad is finished I will take some pictures from within the block.

see also: Van Nelle Factory
see also: Barbican

Woongebouw genaamd Justus van Effen in de Rotterdamse wijk Spangen. Het is bekend onder architecten en historici vooral dankzij de binnenplaatsen. Het was één van de eerste woonblokken die buitengalerijen had (verhoogde straten) die dienst konden doen als ontmoetingsplek dankzij de extra brede afmetingen. Het is in de jaren ’10 ontworpen door Michiel Brinkman (wiens zoon 10 jaar later de nabij gelegen Van Nellefabriek zou ontwerpen). Het exterieur van het Justus van Effenblok is niet heel bijzonder maar zodra de renovatie door woningcorporatie Woonstad gereed is ga ik eens wat foto’s nemen van het binnenterrein.

zie ook: Van Nelle Fabriek
zie ook: Barbican

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