BUILDING TYPE OFFICE BUILDINGS
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Diergaardesingel/Kruisplein 15, Rotterdam
Museums and exhibition buildings
PUBLICATIONS:Bouw 1956 p. 305, 1970 p. 1066; Architectuur Rotterdam 1945-1970, 1993; G. ten Cate - EGM Architecten 1931-1999, 2003; cdrom Wederopbouw Rotterdam 1940/1965, 1996
Bouwcentrum (Extension 2)
The original 16-sided exhibition building of the Bouwcentrum (Building Centre) is largely hidden from view by offices and exhibition areas added later. From the core, a mushroom floor on eight columns, three concrete bridges extend radially to the perimeter, which on the ground floor contains offices and on the upper floor enclosed exhibition areas off a projecting gallery. The core has a concrete dome roof with glass bricks laid in. Its original function having moved out, the building has partly been converted into offices and partly demolished; the old exhibition portion is restored.