Language variant : Winkelcentrum de Lijnbaan
Architect : Bakema, Jacob B. & Broek, Van den
Locality : Rotterdam
Country : Netherlands
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
The best-known feature of rebuilt Rotterdam is the Lijnbaan complex (1951–53). It was one of the first car-free shopping precincts in the world and was widely published and imitated.
Although the Lijnbaan is built in a severely functionalist vocabulary, one of the reasons for its wide pub—mixed use, “living above the store,” and a physical matrix simple and robust enough to accommodate change.
Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880–1990, NAI Publishers, pp. 275, 296.
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen