HOUSING BLOCK KRALINGEN
W. VAN TIJEN, H.A. MAASKANT, 1936-1938, Kralingse Plaslaan 120-200/Ramlehstraat, Rotterdam
Willem van Tijen
Van Tijen's second residential slab contains more expensive units than those of the Bergpolderflat. The principal layout however is the same: storage and communal facilities on the ground floor, a low-rise section along the street, access galleries, and a lift serving two storeys per stop. Only the structure is different; a concrete frame was considered cheaper and more effective. The dwelling plans of the two blocks are virtually alike, though each floor here contains just four dwellings and those at the ends are larger. Only ten of the intended 14 storeys were built.