W.G. QUIST, 1973-1977, Schaardijk 150, Rotterdam
Cees van Gent
Industrial and public-utility buildings
This complex consists of a storage basin, a pumping station, a dosing block, a filter plant, a staff building and two large droplet-shaped clear-water reservoirs. The staff building has splayed corners relating it to factories on the other side of the motorway. Laboratories, workshops and offices stand along its central corridor. The whole constitutes a perfect example of engineer's architecture in its varied construction and attention to detail.