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Johannes Andreas Brinkman

Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Johannes Andreas Brinkman (22 March 1902 - 6 May 1949), also known as Jan Brinkman, was a Dutch architect and exponent of Nieuwe Bouwen, modern architecture in the Netherlands. He is noted for his role in the design of the van Nelle tobacco factory in Rotterdam, one of the most architecturally important industrial buildings of the 1920s and one of the finest examples of modern architecture in The Netherlands.

Johannes studied civil engineering at the Delft University of Technology After his father's death in 1925, Johannes took charge of the father's architectural firm and entered into a partnership with architect Leendert van der Vlugt. With the participation of Mart Stam they designed the van Nelle factory (1928-30), whose unbroken expanses of windows convey a strong feeling of lightness and transparency.

When Brinkman died in 1949, the architect Jaap Bakema joined the firm, which was in 1951 renamed to Architectenbureau Van den Broek en Bakema and today is known an Broekbakema.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
mboehret, April 5th, 2017
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