DISTRICT CENTRE ODEON
P.P. HAMMEL, 1971-1976, Gouvernestraat 56, Rotterdam
Albert Frederik Aalbers
tweede fase 1982; A.F. Aalbers (oorspr. ontw. 1923-1924)
Urban Renewal Oude Westen
Refurbishment and extension of an old block of halls as a community centre including sports hall, crèche, and meeting room. Volumes are interlinked by an inner street with roof lighting along the building's length. An arcade leads to a local park. The excessive vocabulary of arches and 45º angles is richly decked in purple and orange. Ornamentation extends to the interior, its lighting, and its furniture.