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The Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam. A film by Stan Neumann | DVD

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The Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam

A film by Stan Neumann

Author:Stan Neumann

Publisher:ARTE

  • DVD
  • English

Designed by the architects Brinkman & Van der Vlugt and supervised by Kees Van der Leeuw, the commissionar / director of the Van Nelle Fabriek, the factory is the most important and the most accomplished example of industrial architecture in the modern movement.

The result of a cross between Taylorism and Bauhaus, the Van Nelle Fabriek, built between 1926 and 1931 in Rotterdam, is a gigantic factory in which, up to the eighties, they processed tobacco, coffee and tea.

Rather than a simple building, picture a great machine, a huge liner clad in glass and metal. The completely glazed facades expose the internal structure of the buildings and allowed the employees to work by daylight. Every step through lift wells, staircases and bridges was visible thanks to their glass walls – transparency was both a touch of style and a means of surveillance.

Format: 16:9 | 26 minutes
Sound/Languages: English

Designed by the architects Brinkman & Van der Vlugt and supervised by Kees Van der Leeuw, the commissionar / director of the Van Nelle Fabriek, the factory is the most important and the most accomplished example of industrial architecture in the modern movement.

The result of a cross between Taylorism and Bauhaus, the Van Nelle Fabriek, built between 1926 and 1931 in Rotterdam, is a gigantic factory in which, up to the eighties, they processed tobacco, coffee and tea.

Rather than a simple building, picture a great machine, a huge liner clad in glass and metal. The completely glazed facades expose the internal structure of the buildings and allowed the employees to work by daylight. Every step through lift wells, staircases and bridges was visible thanks to their glass walls – transparency was both a touch of style and a means of surveillance.

Format: 16:9 | 26 minutes
Sound/Languages: English

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