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Van Nelle Factory

Just a bit further up the Schie canal from where I live is the Van Nelle factory, a modernist celebrity. Originally built in the 1920′s as a tea, coffee and tobacco processing plant, it now houses several architecture firms amongst others. I worked here for a couple of years. When looking carefully at this picture you can clearly see that the particular ‘mushroom’ columns get narrower the higher they get. They did this to save weight and materials.

see also: John Körmeling
see also: Open Air School

 

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