Chrysler Building, by Soeters

The Helicon Building in the city of The Hague in the Netherlands by the Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters is one of those buildings where Post-Modern architecture meets iconography.

The building is an office building for the Ministry of Health. The plinth of the building houses shops and through the building (!) runs a tramway to the Central Station.

The light figure on the side-facades of the building is an abstract representation of the top of the Chrysler building. Says the architect. This iconography makes sense because the relatively low building (57 meters) sits in between (proposed and realized) towers with all kinds of expressive toppings.

Sjoerd Soeters - Helicon, The Hague (Photograph: Architectuur.org) 

Chrysler Building, New York (Photograph: Peter Mauss)


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