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Verzorgingscomplex De Drie Hoven / Nursing Home De Drie Hoven ( H. Hertzberger )
© 2006 Jan Derwig
NURSING HOME DE DRIE HOVEN
H. HERTZBERGER, 1971-1975
Louis Bouwmeesterstraat 377, Amsterdam

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Herman Hertzberger

:
Wytze Patijn

BUILDING TYPE:
Special accommodation

STATE:
partially demolished in 2011

PUBLICATIONS:
Bouw 1976 p. 207; Architectural Review 1976-feb; Bauen + Wohnen 1976-1; Domus 1977-apr; Architecture + Urbanism 1977-3; W.J. van Heuvel - Structuralisme in de Nederlandse architectuur, 1992
This old-age block for the mentally and physically handicapped consists of housing, a convalescent home and a nursing home. Four wings of dwelling units join at a large central encounter area. The 'encounter' principle determines the division into corridors ('inner streets'), widenings ('squares') and encounter area ('village square'). A constructional system of precast concrete elements and variable degrees of glazing allows occupants to inject something of their own personality. Part of the complex has been renovated by Wytze Patijn.