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Willem Marinus Dudok was a Dutch modernist architect, best known for the brick Hilversum City Hall. Dudok became City Architect for the town of Hilversum in 1928 and designed and built about 75 houses, public buildings and entire neighborhoods there, best known for the brick Hilversum City Hall (Raadhuis), completed in 1931. Not only did he design the building, but also the interior including the carpets, furniture and even the mayor's meeting hammer. Dudok's early style grew out of the Amsterdam School but the dramatic massing, asymmetry, the overhanging eaves and other elements of his landmark City Hall were clearly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago Prairie School. Dudok continued to produce progressive, Dutch modernist structures in Hilversum for decades, through the 1960s, and had international influence.

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Willem Marinus Dudok was a Dutch modernist architect, best known for the brick Hilversum City Hall. Dudok became City Architect for the town of Hilversum in 1928 and designed and built about 75 houses, public buildings and entire neighborhoods there, best known for the brick Hilversum City Hall (Raadhuis), completed in 1931. Not only did he design the building, but also the interior including the carpets, furniture and even the mayor's meeting hammer. Dudok's early style grew out of the Amsterdam School but the dramatic massing, asymmetry, the overhanging eaves and other elements of his landmark City Hall were clearly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago Prairie School. Dudok continued to produce progressive, Dutch modernist structures in Hilversum for decades, through the 1960s, and had international influence. More...

 
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