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J.M. VAN DER MEY, J.J.B. FRANSWA, 1928-1930, Hoofddorpplein, Amsterdam
Johan van der Meij
This square (Hoofddorpplein) in Plan West served as a springboard for private building in that area. Van der Mey was responsible for its facades alone, each being treated differently, the resulting arrangement of windows providing a constantly shifting horizontality. These horizontal lines are kept in check by slender verticals which also vary in form per facade. The square's west wall on axis with Hoofddorpweg once sported a sleek bell-tower (now demolished).