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Buildings for education
Office Building RVS (Het Witte Huis)
This large university block (100 m. long) has been scaled to the wall of canal houses by a combination of strong modelling and the vertical thrust of the frontage with its bay windows and columns. The first three levels contain the common facilities. The floors above range clusters, each of five tutors' offices around a seminar room and separated by deep recesses allowing in daylight, asymmetrically to either side of a long central corridor. The supporting structure follows this articulation with a meandering main beam on massive columns.