BUILDINGS IN AMSTERDAM
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Weesperstraat 7-57, Amsterdam
PUBLICATIONS:Forum 1963-4; Bouwkundig Weekblad 1966 p. 412; Domus 1967-sep; Werk 1968 p. 310; Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 1968-apr/mei; A. Lüchinger - Herman Hertzberger, Bauten und Projekte 1959-1986, 1987; W. Reinink - Herman Hertzberger, architect, 1990
Here, students' quarters are ranged along a double corridor with a central zone for vertical circulation and ablutions and a communal dining/cooking space with terrace. One floor houses married students off a corridor with a common room at one end. The building also used to include a restaurant, a union office and a bar on the ground floor. Entry from the street is a gradual affair of sheltered inner courts, differences in level and lighting effects, with no clear-cut division between private and public.