Goudsesingel 66-202, Rotterdam
Willem van Tijen
Industrial and public-utility buildings
PUBLICATIONS:Forum 1949 p. 64, 1953 p. 136; Bouwkundig Weekblad 1951 p. 388; Werk 1949 p. 64; Architectuur Rotterdam 1945-1970, 1993; M. Provoost - Hugh Maaskant, 2003; cdrom Wederopbouw Rotterdam 1940/1965, 1996
Mixed-Use Building Zuidplein
Immediately after the war there arose a great need for business premises, particularly lettable units for small companies. This mixed-use building is variously subdivisible and includes communal zones for dispatch and storage and a staff canteen on the roof. Here Van Tijen was experimenting with his post-war marriage of concrete and brick. An earlier comparable mixed-use building (Oostzeedijk 208-224), erected entirely in brick due to the scarcity of cement and iron for reinforcement, has been irreparably disfigured during renovation.
See also the Groothandelsgebouw and the Mixed-use Building Zuidplein.