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Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016

Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016
Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016, © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

Molenaar & Co architecten (Rotterdam), Hebly Theunissen architecten (Delft), and landscape architect Michael van Gessel (Amsterdam) have won the 2016 World Monuments Fund/ Knoll Modernism Prize for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Originally designed by Michiel Brinkman in 1919-1921 and completed in 1922, the Justus van Effen complex is a strong example of the ideals embodied in the modern movement, particularly with its use of an elevated “street” as a means of facilitating social cohesion, which became very influential for subsequent generations of designers. 

© Healy Theunissen architecten © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij © Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij + 13

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© Molenaar & Co. architecten
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

The recent preservation of this site is a part of the revitalization of Rotterdam’s Spangen neighborhood, which has been transformed from dangerous to livable and affordable over the past 20 years.

© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Healy Theunissen architecten
© Healy Theunissen architecten

The project additionally reflects the commitment of the property’s owner—Woonstad Rotterdam—to the preservation of the complex for future generations.

© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

The biennial award will be presented at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York on December 5 at a free and public event.

© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Rehabilitation of Netherlands Complex Wins World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize 2016" 09 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/798996/rehabilitation-of-netherlands-complex-wins-world-monuments-fund-knoll-modernism-prize-2016/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Molenaar & Co. architecten/Bas Kooij

荷兰建筑修缮保护项目赢得了2016年世界文化遗产基金会 / Knoll现代主义奖

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