Professor Jonkersweg 7/Abraham van Stolkweg, Rotterdam
de Architekten Cie.
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1986-4/5/6, 1990-1; Bouw 1989-20, 1990-20; Archis 1990-1; Jaarboek 1989-1990; E. Taverne - Carel Weeber, architect, 1990; Architectuur Rotterdam 1970-1995, 1995; S.U. Barbieri, L. van Duin
Weeber's flirtation with Classicism and the Rationalist Durand has resulted here in a fully blank-walled block with facades in vivid hues, surrounded by a rusticated prison wall five metres high. The rectangular building of 80 x 200 metres enfolds two courtyards. Two hundred and fifty-two cells flank the long sides of the courtyards and the recreation rooms the short sides; all spaces look onto the yards. In the interior too, the bright colours and artworks poke fun at the grim nature of the brief.