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OFFICE BUILDING MARCONIHUIS
F.U. VERBRUGGEN & P.R. GOLDSCHMIDT, 1960-1965, Marconistraat 2, Rotterdam
Kantoorgebouw Marconihuis / Office Building Marconihuis ( F.U. Verbruggen & P.R. Goldschmidt )
© 2007 Rook & Nagelkerke

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
F.U. Verbruggen
P.R. Goldschmidt

BUILDING TYPE:
Office buildings

This office tower built for the firm of Overbeek in the mid 1960s occupies the site of a former car factory. It consists of a concrete core with storeys hung from a kind of concrete parasol on the roof; it was in fact built from the top down. The gold-coloured Thermopane glazing earned it the nickname Goldfinger, until this was replaced by green glass during a renovation. In view of the success of this first office building on site, it was later joined by the three Europoint towers.