Bekkerstraat 141, Utrecht
Joop Crouwel jr.
De Kleine Stad
Hendricus Albertus van den Eijnde
Buildings for education
PUBLICATIONS:Klei 1922 p. 13, 1922 p. 15; Bouwbedrijf 1925 p. 322; Architectuur en stedebouw in de gemeente Utrecht 1850-1940, 1990; G. Kemme - Architectuurgids voor Utrecht, 1990
Clinic for Small Pets Utrecht
This building was realized during a period when the Ministry of Works and Buildings advocated a more plastic, Amsterdam School style of architecture. The exterior, dominated by semicircular volumes and vertical strips of bricks is, like the interior, copiously decorated with animal heads referring to the building's former function. The interior spaces are grouped around a double-height hall. The striking semicircular extension on the Grift once contained a hall for lectures on veterinary anatomy. These days the building hosts a theatre. Nearby is Crouwel's Clinic for Small Pets.