The Van 't Hoffplein (square) is a magnificent example of the Dudok style. In the middle of the neighborhood with narrow streets, you enter a large rectangular space. The school stands and square are again located in the middle of the area and has a small tower, but is not designed by Dudok. In the time of compartmentalization, schools could only be designed by Catholic architects. Dudok was not Catholic, but his colleague Wormser was.
By watching the buildings you can easily see that Wormser and Dudok shared their vision: the circular extension of the school has such low estimate so little children can look outside. Also, the playground is not facing the street, but at the secure rear of the building. Dudok kept gardens in the surrounding neighborhoods as wide as possible. This was often difficult to maintain.
Small trees grow large. Playgrounds for children appear and glasscontainers and of course the parkingproblem. At the Van 't Hoffplein is now a separate children's playground next to the school. To get there as adult you have pass a low gate, made for children. The designers of the playground designed full size designdrawings of the houses on the ground. Remarkable is the small kitchen of two meters in length and the toilet with the door hardly closes when someone sits.
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Van 't Hoffplein