Wilhelminakade 699, Rotterdam
Jo van den Broek
PUBLICATIONS:Bouwkundig Weekblad 1939 p. 3; Forum 1953 p. 162; Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 1952-4; P. de Winter e.a. - Havenarchitectuur, 1982; Architectuur Rotterdam 1890-1945, 1991; H. Baaij, J. Oudenaarden - Monumenten uit Rotterdam, 1992
Workshop Building Holland-Amerika Lijn (Las Palmas)
Headquarters Holland-Amerika Lijn
Many of the Holland-America Line sheds were destroyed during the German air raid of May 1940. Of those rebuilt directly after the war only the workshop building and this terminal building for transatlantic passengers by Brinkman, Van den Broek & Bakema remain. The two-storey building has a concrete structure of six shell roofs with an 18 metre span and fully glazed side elevations. Dominating the interior is a monumental stair reaching from the ground-floor luggage department to the passenger zone above.