PETROL STATION ARNHEM (PURFINA)
S. VAN RAVESTEYN, 1955-1957, Apeldoornseweg 105, Arnhem
Sybold van Ravesteyn
Rouw & De Kock
The head elevation of this elongated box is splayed and turned to the road, a movement strengthened by the triangular window turning the corner and the serrated roof edge. The spatial composition thus created forms a dynamic exception to the string of unimaginative petrol stations disfiguring the Dutch roads. On the toothed roof edge once stood the brand name 'Purfina'. A small extension to the rear was added during restoration work.