The Zuidpleinflat (1949) has a visible concrete structure, just like the Plaslaanflat, and ample freedom of internal divisibility. The 14 storey building was designed by Van Tijen and his associates, and was built in a ‘shake hands’-style of concrete, steel, glass, and (prefab) brick elements, that have even been used decoratively, in sharp contrast with Van Tijen’s functionalist principles.

The plinth of the building, that has two extra wings perpendicular to the main residential building, houses commercial spaces where a restaurant and a day care centre were planned. Both wings envelop a collective garden. The residential building has 2 layers with collective conveniences like storage space, central heating and laundry and drying spaces.

Location Rotterdam
Huig Maaskant architect founder
Willem van Tijen architect founder