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HOUSING SPANGEN BLOCK VIII & IX
J.J.P. OUD, 1919-1920, Pieter Langendijkstraat 2-88, Rotterdam
Woningbouw Spangen Blok VIII & IX / Housing Spangen Block VIII & IX ( J.J.P. Oud )
Blok VIII  © 1987 Rook & Nagelkerke

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
J.J.P. Oud

BUILDING TYPE:
Housing

As City Architect to Rotterdam, Oud designed a number of housing blocks in the new district of Spangen. These took quite a battering during the recent urban renewal operations in this area. Of Blocks I and V, designed in association with Meischke & Schmidt, only the continuous plinth recalls the original architecture; the roofs have even been levelled off in the part designed by Oud. Block IX, in which he experimented with a communal courtyard, has been demolished and replaced with new-build and a playground. Of Block VIII only the section on the Pieter Langendijkstraat is by Oud. Only the corner development and the bottom edge remain; the rest of the frontage has been plastered over.