Van Nellefabriek on UNESCO World Heritage List

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / June, 23, 2014 / 0 comments

Doha, malady 21 June – The World Heritage Committee, viagra order meeting in Doha (Qatar) under the Chair of Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, patient has today inscribed the Van Nellefabriek on the World Heritage List.

Usine Van Nelle © Fas KeuzenkampVan Nellefabriek (Netherlands) was designed and built in the 1920s on the banks of a canal in the Spaanse Polder industrial zone northwest of Rotterdam. The site is one of the icons of 20th century industrial architecture, comprising a complex of  factories, with facades consisting essentially of steel and glass, making large-scale use of the curtain wall principle. It was conceived as   an “ideal factory”; open to the outside world, whose interior working spaces evolved according to need, and in which daylight was used to provide pleasant working conditions. It embodies the new kind of factory that became a symbol of the modernist and functionalist culture of the inter-war period and   bears witness to the long commercial and industrial history of the Netherlands  in the field of  importation and processing of  food products from tropical countries, and their industrial processing for marketing in Europe.