Kokon monuments in Rotterdam architecture guide


Exactly one week ago the new guide Rotterdam Architecture City with the 100 best buildings in Rotterdam came out and we are proud to say that the founder of Kokon, Willem van Tijen, has five buildings in it!

This handy and up-to-date architecture guide of Rotterdam from nai010 publishers shows the highlights of the architecture city of the Netherlands: the latest high-profile buildings, illustrious icons and hidden gems of the city. You can find the book here.

In the 1940s Willem Van Tijen, one of the most important pioneers of public housing in the Netherlands, initially started a firm together with Hugh Maaskant that grew into one of the most prominent housing firms in the country. They designed, among others, the Groothandelsgebouw, Bergpolderflat, Citrus Auction, Het Industriegebouw and Parklaanflat in Rotterdam.

The ir. W. van Tijen Foundation is committed to the preservation of the ideas and the architectural works of architect and public housing engineer Willem van Tijen (1894-1974). In his long career he has realized an important oeuvre in the field of (social) housing. To date this has resulted in more than 10 national monuments. For the modern history of architecture Van Tijen has been of obvious importance and the works of this housing engineer pur sang deserve all the attention. Visit the website here: www.willemvantijen.nl