Language variant : Erasmusflat Wooncentrum
Architect : Dudok, W.M.
Locality : Rotterdam
Country : Netherlands
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
“Dudok’s most ‘International Style’ work is the twelve-story Erasmus / HBU Building in Rotterdam.”
“The low wing and diagonal fire stairs enliven it, but the basic composition of the rather bland main building is the beginning of a lack of skill in Dudok’s late work, a matter often remarked upon.”
“Some of the change, of course, represents a shift to simpler detailing—a change dictated by the building industry's inability to continue providing the special lapidary features that characterized Dudok's best work.”
Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880–1990, NAI Publishers, p. 151.
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen