Museumpark

Willem Gerrit Witteveen
1927




This park in Rotterdam is located behind the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and is an early example of a public urban park, designed by the architect Willem Gerrit Witteveen. At the south side of the pond a memorial was erected for Gerrit J. De Jongh, director of municipal works in Rotterdam from 1879-1910 and responsible for the development of both port and city. There are several sculptures in the park as well. Nearby are several other museums: the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), the Chabot Museum, the Kunsthal, and Villa Sonneveld.

Looking back toward the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen by Adrianus (Ad) van der Steur (1928-35) with later additions by A. Bodon and H. A. J. Henket

 

Center and right: Looking toward the memorial for for Gerrit J. De Jongh designed by Adrianus (Ad) van der Steur, 1930-35

A 12 meter obelisk is part of the design. "The sculptor Leendert Bolle made a bronze plaque and bronze railings incorporating episodes from city life in De Jongh's day, as in a strip cartoon" (Guide to Rotterdam 94).


Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.



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