Erasmushuis/HBU (Holland Bank Union)

Willem Marinus Dudok
1939




Built before the war, this 12-storey office tower survived the bombardment of 1940. It is generally thought that his modernist architecture borrows from Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prarie School. Note the cantilevered elements and the dramatic asymmetrical massing of geometrical forms common to this style.



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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