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HOUSING AND SHOPS MERCATORPLEIN
H.P. BERLAGE, 1925-1927, Mercatorplein, Amsterdam
Woningbouw met winkels Mercatorplein / Housing and shops Mercatorplein ( H.P. Berlage )
© 2006 Jan Derwig

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Hendrik Pieter Berlage

EXTENSION:
Wytze Patijn
J. van Kampen

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:
Alle Hosper

EXTENSION:
SeARCH
Bjarne Mastenbroek

BUILDING TYPE:
Housing
Urban plans

STATE:
W. Patijn, J. van Kampen (herbouw toren 1991-1994)


RELATED BUILDINGS:
Plan West

Berlage's urban layout for Mercatorplein in Plan West is ranged round a so-called turbine square; the main road (Hoofdweg) was split into two, studiously modelled with gateway buildings and accentuated with two towers. Though the housing frontage pays passing homage to the sculptural architecture of the Amsterdam School, what predominates is the massiveness of the square's walls, portals and almost medieval towers. A comprehensive renovation plan involved redesigning the square and rebuilding the second tower, which had been demolished in 1961.