About this set

AMSTERDAM

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Architects represented: BENTHEM & CROUWEL; VAN BERKEL & BOS; H.P. BERLAGE; JO COENEN; BRUCE ALBERT; J. DUIKER; ALDO VAN EYCK; Michel de KLERK; HANS KOLLHOFF; W KROMHOUT; J M VAN DER MEY; RENZO PIANO; GERRIT RIETVELD; R.J.L.M. RUDSSENARS & C. SPANIER

The Amsterdam School for which Holland was famous in the first half of the 20th century was a term used to describe a group of young architects who sought freedom and self expression from the ideas from their guru Berlage, the father of them all. They included de Klerk, Kramer and van der Mey among others, Examples of their work, and that of some of their colleagues, are included in this set of slides, followed by Duiker, van Eyck and Rietveld all of whose architecture is seminal.

Coming to the present day and recent buildings, we show Renzo Piano's dramatic Science and Technology Centre which towers colourfully over the harbour and provides a wonderful new public open space on the roof with views all over the city; Beothem and Crouwel's Schiphol air terminal; van Berkel & Bos' commercial and residential development in the centre of the city; and some interesting housing on the hitherto unoccupied KSNM Island by Kollhoff, Albert and Coenen.