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Hilversum Town Hall : Modern Dutch Building

Hilversum Town Hall Building in The Netherlands – Modern Dutch Architecture

21 Aug 2012

Hilversum Town Hall

Dates built: 1928 – 31

Design: Willem Marinus Dudok

Hilversum Raadhuis

New photographs, from Summer 2012:

Hilversum Town Hall building in the Netherlands

Photos © Adrian Welch

The Raadhuis in Hilversum is Dudok’s masterpiece. Famous W.M. Dudok design from 1923-1924 ; building didn’t start until 1927.

Raadhuis Hilversum

This striking, asymmetric building is formed from simple planes punctuated with rhythmic openings.

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The architecture is dominated by the high clock tower in the southwest corner and beautifully set against a large expanse of water on the west (towards city centre) side.

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photos © Adrian Welch

This world-famous Modernist building appears in most histories of 20th Century Architecture and the Modern Movement

Modern buildings adjacent to the Raadhuis, to the north west:

Hilversum Raadhuis Hilversum Raadhuis
photos © Adrian Welch

Another famous Modernist building in Hilversum on e-architect:

Sanatorium Zonnestraal
Date built: 1928
Design: Jan Duiker with Bernard Bijvoet and January Gerko Wiebenga
Sanatorium Zonnestraal Hilversum
photograph : Wessel de Jonge
Sanatorium Zonnestraal

Location: Raadhuis Hilversum, Netherlands, north western Europe

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Date built: 1934
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