Van Nelle Factory
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Architect Johannes Brinkman
Location Rotterdam, Netherlands   map
Date 1926 to 1930   timeline
Building Type factory
Climate temperate
Style Modern
Notes "Van Nelle Tobacco Company Factory". With L.C. van der Vlugt and Mart Stam


View from south

Main northeast facade

Pedestrian bridge


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Discussion Van Nelle Factory Commentary

"This famous modern building, dating from 1929, is one of the most important of all 20th century industrial buildings, and one of the most elegant... The cladding is one of the best examples of a fully developed curtain-wall system, while the treatment of the massing of blocks, relationships of solids to voids, and disposition of elements, is masterly.

James Stevens Curl, in Muriel Emmanuel, Contemporary Architects.

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Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA 680 C625. — Available at  Find books about Van Nelle Factory


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