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Zwakzinnigeninstituut Hernesseroord / Institute for the Mentally Deficient Hernesseroord ( Van den Broek & Bakema )
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INSTITUTE FOR THE MENTALLY DEFICIENT HERNESSEROORD
VAN DEN BROEK & BAKEMA, 1966-1974
Oosthavendijk 30, Middelharnis

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Van den Broek & Bakema

PROJECT ARCHITECT:
Jan de Groot

BUILDING TYPE:
Special accommodation
Health service buildings

PUBLICATIONS:
Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 1975-1/2; C. Gubitosi, A. Izzo - Van den Broek/Bakema, 1976; J. Joedicke - Architektur-Urbanismus, 1976
Here, mentally handicapped patients live in pavilions spread across the entire grounds and linked by a circulation corridor roughly one kilometre long and raised up a full 5 metres on concrete piers. The staff live in movable prefab cabins ranged along this Corten steel bridge. A medical wing, therapy rooms, a communal hall and a central kitchen round off the complex.