Cafe de Unie (reconstruction)

J. J. P. Oud
1925




Destroyed during the bombing of 1940 but reconstructed in 1986

Typical of De Stijl architecture, this facade is subdivided and uses bright primary colors (in striking contrast to the neighboring buildings). The facade is dramatic, decorative and functional--since it's like a large advertisement. See Rietveld's house in Utrecht for the exemplar of this style.


See also Oud's Office Building de Utrecht.

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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