Found project: Kiefhoek Church


    Project : Kiefhoek Church

    Architect : Oud, J.P.P.

    Completion: 1929

    Locality : Rotterdam

    Country : Netherlands

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

    Description :

    In 1928–1929 Oud built his last building with recognizably ‘De Stijl’ elements, a Protestant church adjacent to his housing in the Kiefhoek neighborhood of Rotterdam. It is more or less a built version of the Purmerend factory sketches: a large orthogonal volume with a centered entrance on one end and a free composition of smaller volumes on its long side.

    (However, an earlier version of the design—which Oud prepared at his own expense to ensure that the church would match his housing—is bisymmetrical.)

    The frame is concrete, but the exterior walls are brick, stuccoed over—a common practice during this time, when concrete construction was still not always able to produce the hard-edged, white boxes that style demanded. It is lively and one of Oud's most immediately likable buildings.

    Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880-1990, NAI Publishers, p. 205.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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