Oude Kerkstraat 2, Etten-Leur
L. van Herwijnen
Eric Paardekooper Overman
Industrial and public-utility buildings
PUBLICATIONS:Bouwkundig Weekblad 1955 p. 557; Forum 1956 p. 200; Katholiek Bouwblad 1956 p. 33; Architectural Design 1956 p. 256; M. Kuipers - Toonbeelden van de wederopbouw, Zwolle 2002; M. Provoost - Hugh Maaskant, 2003; Bouw 2000-3
A high profile and production are the themes expressed by this building for a manufacturer of household goods. Originally, the office section and main entrance were announced by a Zadkine relief (since removed). The modern assembly hangar has shed roofs and functionally coloured service shafts, central heating and lighting elements. A double-height corridor leads to a canteen set to one side. Since the demise of the Tomado concern both the office building and the factory have assumed new duties. Part of the latter has been updated to meet present-day requirements.