DISTRICT COUNCIL OFFICE FEIJENOORD AND HOUSING
J.D. BEKKERING, 1999-2005, Maashaven O.z. 230/Paul Krugerstraat, Rotterdam
Bekkering Adams Architecten
A sculptural volume, recalling the silos and warehouses round about, terminates an elongated new block of housing. Its most distinctive element is the slanting line along which the tall brick part on the corner descends on two sides to the less-tall portion abutting to the housing. This line also marks the boundary between the office's public and private zones. The two lowest slanting lines border on a large glass wall behind which is the main hall. From here you can reach the council chamber and wedding room in the head end of the block, whose facade sports a grid-like form.