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BOUWCENTRUM
J.W.C. BOKS, 1946-1948, Diergaardesingel/Kruisplein 15, Rotterdam
Bouwcentrum / Bouwcentrum ( J.W.C. Boks )
© 2007 Rook & Nagelkerke
The original 16-sided exhibition building of the Bouwcentrum (Building Centre) is largely hidden from view by offices and exhibition areas added later. From the core, a mushroom floor on eight columns, three concrete bridges extend radially to the perimeter, which on the ground floor contains offices and on the upper floor enclosed exhibition areas off a projecting gallery. The core has a concrete dome roof with glass bricks laid in. Its original function having moved out, the building has partly been converted into offices and partly demolished; the old exhibition portion is restored.