Thursday 2 March 2023

CineArt: The Proof of the Pudding

The Proof of the Pudding

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Hoogt in Bieb Neude
Neude 11
3512 AE Utrecht View location

The film is Dutch spoken, with English subtitles.

Laureate architect Herman Hertzberger is still going strong at 90. For our city he designed Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (nowadays a part of TivoliVredenburg). Also his most iconic building, ‘Centraal Beheer’ in Apeldoorn from 1972, will undergo a transformation from an abandoned office building into contemporary, sustainable spaces for housing, offices, and leisure. Hertzberger calls this transformation ‘the proof of the pudding’, as his structuralist ideals from the 60s and 70s intended buildings to be flexible and sustainable.

But is the present day still receptive to his vision? What prevails? Profitable square meters or space for people?

In this portrait from filmmakers Patrick Minks and Jaap Veldhoen we get to know Hertzberger as a passionate, humoristic, and modest man whose vision on what architecture means for people and society is valuable to this day


Hoogt on Tour, De Nijverheid and Architectuurcentrum Aorta present an architectural talk about building, experience and interior space.

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