SHOPPING CENTRE ZIJPE
J.A. LUCAS EN H.E. NIEMEIJER, 1953-1955, Zijpe, Rotterdam
Koos van Vlijmen
Urban Design Pendrecht
In the oldest part of Pendrecht in the northwest there are sloping roofs to be seen, for all the district's modernist image. Tiny neighbourhood shopping centres for day-to-day supplies scattered throughout Pendrecht are to complement the main retail centre at Plein 1953. The sensitively crafted shopping street is a kind of miniature Lijnbaan. Designed as a pedestrian precinct, it terminates at a row of so-called island displays under a shared awning, where 'The Construction Workers', two artworks by Han Richters and Koos van Vlijmen, stand guard.