In 1930, a new social housing project called the ‘Kiefhoek’ was developed in Rotterdam. In 1999 this work by architect Oud would be included in the Union Internationale des Architectes’ list of the 1000 most important structures of the twentieth century.
The social housing project is an example of the modern movement. Central to the design is the functionality of the neighborhood and the houses. . 298 houses, two shops and a church were developed and are still being used today.
Typical for the neighborhood is that it has a secluded impression from the outside, while the area feels very open and spacious when walking through it.
Guided Tours at Kiefhoek
Just like with the cubic houses, one house in the Kiefhoek has been reserved for tours. On this tour, you’ll get to learn everything about the architect’s original aim, the design of the neighborhood and the background of its first inhabitants.