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Ouderenhuisvesting De Overloop / Old-Age Home De Overloop ( H. Hertzberger )
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OLD-AGE HOME DE OVERLOOP
H. HERTZBERGER, 1980-1984
Boogstraat 1, Almere-Haven

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Herman Hertzberger

BUILDING TYPE:
Special accommodation

PUBLICATIONS:
Bouw 1985-10; Casabella 1984-12; Architectural Review 1985-4; W. Reinink - Herman Hertzberger, architect, 1990
The main block and low-rise dwellings of this old-age home surround a communal garden. Corridors to the residential units issue from a central hall on all floors. As Structuralism receded as a stepping-off point for form and design, Hertzberger's architecture gravitated more towards an up-to-date version of the New Objectivity. Inside, however, such familiar themes as personal expression and advancement of social contact still prevail in corners and at stairs.