HOUSING BLOCK HOUSING DOCK
E. HARTSUYKER, L. HARTSUYKER-CURJEL, 1980-1985, Schouwburgplein/Mauritsplaats 26-146, Rotterdam
Closing off Schouwburgplein on one side, this 'housing dock' comprises a ground floor of shops, restaurants and cafés, one storey of offices and six of apartments. The whole is supported by a frame of concrete piers. The corridor access and floor plans of the apartments derive from Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation. The building's composition is best expressed in the head elevations.