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Warnersblokken apartments inspired by ‘servants’ issue’

The Warnersblokken apartments will be familiar to anyone who cycles through the Prinses Irenebuurt. They are the four eye-catching and colourful housing blocks at the end of Fred. Roeskestraat. In order to properly understand this national monument, we need to look to another neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Slotermeer.
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Tripolis complex recognized as protected monument

It seems that Aldo van Eyck was ahead of his time when he designed Tripolis. Initially, in 1994, his light, open spaces were not particularly popular. These days, they are exactly what companies are looking for, and so this protected monument is getting a second lease of life.
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Buitenveldert cemetery and its Roman Catholic past

From the 17th century, a ‘relatively close-knit, Catholic population’ clustered together on the southern side of a predominantly Protestant Amsterdam. The monumental grave of the Wiegman-Dobbelman family, at the Buitenveldert Roman Catholic Cemetery, bears testament to that.
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‘The Rietveld’ and its problematic outer wall

‘A beautifully rhythmical concrete skeleton, with no further cladding other than that desirable for effective maintenance and comfortable use.’ That was the vision behind Gerrit Rietveld's design for the Academy that bears his name. Thanks to his work, the building was granted monumental status. And became an ongoing issue.
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The Burgerweeshuis – ‘intricate like lacework’

‘If ever any building was designed with care and attention to every detail, this is it.’ The words of the architect Herman Hertzberger, writing about the creation of his colleague Aldo van Eyck. Built as a children’s home in the 1960s, the Burgerweeshuis only just managed to evade demolition.
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The story behind the old courthouse

New at the time, now a thing of the past: in the late 1960s, people in the Prinses Irenebuurt were shocked by plans for a new sub-district court at Fred. Roeskestraat 220. That building is now a monument and the new courthouse is set to open in March 2021.