Tarjetas Postales de Arquitectura Moderna/ Modern Architecture Postcards
221. Rotterdam, Calandplein, Monument en Passage
During the bombing of the city center of Rotterdam in 1940, the original Cafe de Unie (1925) built by J.J.P. Oud was destroyed. It stood at the Coolsingel and it shows here in this old postcard partially behind the monument. In 1986 the façade was reproduced in a different location. The design is a perfect example of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl with its use of primary colours and simple abstract composition.