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Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory

Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory: The Van Nellefabriek is one of the icons of the 20th century industrial architecture in the Netherlands and a national monument. The Van Nellefabriek was built in 1925-1931. The factory is situated on the banks of the Delfshavense Schie Canal in the Spaanse Polder, an industrial zone in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. The Van Nellefabriek is a geat example of the 'Nieuwe Bouwen', the Dutch branch of the Modern Movement, this architectural style also known as the International Style. The Van Nelle Factory was designed after the example of the Fagus factory in Alfeld in Germany. The Van Nellefabriek produced tea, coffee and tobacco until 1995. Today, the Van Nellefabriek is known as the Van Nelle Design Factory and home to several companies in the creative sector. The Van Nellefabriek gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2014. World Heritage Art: Van Nelle Factory

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Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - The Van Nelle Factory was designed by the Dutch architect Leendert van der Vlugt in cooperation with civil engineer Dutch J. G. Wiebenga, a...

The Van Nelle Factory was designed by the Dutch architect Leendert van der Vlugt in

cooperation with civil engineer Dutch J. G. Wiebenga, a specialist for contructions in

reinforced concrete. The famous architect Le Corbusier visited the Van Nelle Factory

in 1932, he described the factory as 'The most beautiful spectacle of the modern age'.

The Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory) became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.

  1. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - The Van Nelle Factory was designed by the Dutch architect Leendert van der Vlugt in cooperation with civil engineer Dutch J. G. Wiebenga, a...

    The Van Nelle Factory was designed by the Dutch architect Leendert van der Vlugt in

    cooperation with civil engineer Dutch J. G. Wiebenga, a specialist for contructions in

    reinforced concrete. The famous architect Le Corbusier visited the Van Nelle Factory

    in 1932, he described the factory as 'The most beautiful spectacle of the modern age'.

    The Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory) became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.

  2. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - The Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory) was built in 1925-1931 in Rotterdam. The factory is constructed of steel, reinforced...

    The Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory) was built in 1925-1931 in Rotterdam. The factory

    is constructed of steel, reinforced concrete and glass. The building is crowned by a circular

    tea room, used for receiving important guests. The Van Nellefabriek is one of the icons of

    the 20th century industrial architecture in the Netherlands and an important Dutch national

    monument. The Van Nelle Factory was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.

  3. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - Van Nelle Factory: The circular room on the roof of the building, called the Bonbonnière, offers breathtaking views...

    Van Nelle Factory: The circular room on the roof of the building, called the Bonbonnière,

    offers breathtaking views over Rotterdam and the factory complex. The curtain wall, the

    exterior non-load bearing wall of the Van Nelle Factory, is made of steel and glass, the

    internal columns were used to support the load of the floors. The columns and floors are

    built of reinforced concrete.

  4. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - The Van Nelle Factory is an example of the 'Nieuwe Bouwen', the Dutch branch of the international Modern Movement....

    The Van Nelle Factory is an example of the 'Nieuwe Bouwen', the Dutch branch of the

    international Modern Movement. The factory was designed by L. van der Vlugt from the

    architects office Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, in cooperation with civil engineer Wiebenga,

    a specialist for constructions in reinforced concrete. The British architects Howard

    Robertson and Frank Yerbury described the factory as 'A poem in steel and glass'.

  5. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - Van Nelle Factory: One of the storage rooms, an imposing construction of steel. The storage rooms once housed the raw materials, tea, coffee...

    Van Nelle Factory: One of the storage rooms, an imposing construction of steel.

    The storage rooms once housed the raw materials, tea, coffee and tobacco.

    In the heyday of its existence, the Van Nelle Factory employed about 2,000 people.

    The Van Nelle Factory closed down in 1995, the restoration work started in 1998.

    The Van Nellefabriek gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.

  6. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory): One of the staircases. The Van Nelle Factory  produced tea, coffee and tobacco until 1995....

    Van Nellefabriek (Van Nelle Factory): One of the staircases. The Van Nelle Factory 

    produced tea, coffee and tobacco until 1995. Nowadays, the Van Nelle Factory is known

    as the Van Nelle Design Factory and is home to several small companies in the creative

    sector. Since 2013, the annual Art Rotterdam takes place in the iconic Van Nelle Factory.

    The building was inscribed on top 100 list of most important monuments in the Netherlands.

  7. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - Van Nelle Factory: The connecting corridors of steel and glass between the buildings. The Van Nelle Factory was designed after the example of...

    Van Nelle Factory: The connecting corridors of steel and glass between the buildings.

    The Van Nelle Factory was designed after the example of the German Fagus factory,

    Alfeld. The Van Nelle Factory was designed around the concepts light, air and space.

    The factory has the first industrial prefabricated curtain wall in the world. In 2015 the

    Van Nelle Factory topped the list: The 25 Most Beautiful Factories in the World.

  8. Van Nellefabriek - Van Nelle Factory - The Van Nellefabriek is situated on the banks of the Delfshavense Schie Canal in the Spaanse Polder, Spanish Polder, an...

    The Van Nellefabriek is situated on the banks of the Delfshavense Schie Canal in

    the Spaanse Polder, Spanish Polder, an industrial zone in the City of Rotterdam.

    The canal was used to transport the raw materials to the factory. The large storage

    rooms are situated on the banks of the canal, the canal is connected to the Port of

    Rotterdam, the largest harbour in Europe and one of the largest in the world