Hilversum Town Hall by W.M. Dudok
Picture taken on 14 June 2012
This remarkable and in many ways unique structure, first outlined in 1924, is commonly regarded as the masterpiece of Dudok's brilliant but decidedly anti-avant-guardist career...Set in relatively extensive grounds and rendered entirely in brick, the free-standing mass and landscaped surrounds of this structure immediately announce the garden-city character of Hilversum. Despite the asymmetric, Neoplastically derived composition, the main representative elements were both traditional and monumental; the high clock tower over the entry and the three symmetrical windows signifying the council chamber.