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FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
H.P. BERLAGE, 1925-1926, Andries Bickerweg 1b, Den Haag
First Church of Christ, Scientist / First Church of Christ, Scientist ( H.P. Berlage )
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ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Hendrik Pieter Berlage

INTERIOR ARCHITECT:
Piet Zwart

BUILDING TYPE:
Religious buildings

Berlage designed this ensemble of a church, an assembly hall, a verger's residence and a school on a curiously shaped plot with great differences in height. Each component is individually expressed in the exterior, the whole being crowned with a carefully placed tower. The influence of Frank Lloyd Wright is evident in the lively articulation of the volumes and in the abstract interior (done in collaboration with Piet Zwart) in which such modern elements as concrete columns and glass brick make their presence felt.