Housing and shops on Victorieplein


 
Victorieplein/Rijnstraat
Amsterdam
C. Kruyswijk
Amstel's Bouw vereeniging
Bus 15, tram 4, 12, 25
ir. M.E.H. Tjaden, 'De Bouwbedrijvigheid in Amsterdam', in: Het Bouwbedrijf,1925, p.101-105. F.F. Fraenkel, Het plan Amsterdam-Zuid van H.P. Berlage, Alphen aan den Rijn 1976, p.269.
1924
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Housing blocks with shop-arcades

In Berlage’s urban design scheme Plan Zuid, the architect C. Kruyswijk (1885-1935) designed the peripheral development in the square where Vrijheidslaan, Churchillaan and Rooseveltlaan converge. Viewed from Vrijheidslaan, the two housing blocks form as it were a gateway for the square, which is dominated by the Wolkenkrabber (‘Skyscraper’) by J.F. Staal.

Beneath the arcades are shops. Arcades were often built in this period; for example, in Mercatorplein (architect H.P. Berlage) and Surinameplein (architect J. Roodenburgh).

Also in Amsterdam Zuid, Kruyswijk built an open-air school (1933) in Uiterwaardenstraat for the Lutheran community, and the Willem de Zwijgerkerk (1931) on Olympiaweg. (ARCAM/RB)