14 February 2012

Atelierwoningen Zomerdijkstraat

When I moved here in 1990 I found a house in the Kribbestraat (what a good place to start). This street in the Rivierenbuurt is right around the corner of the atelier building in the Zomerdijkstraat. 

The atelierwoningen (artist residences) were made in the thirties by the architects: Piet Zanstra, Jan Giesen and Karel Sijmons. Jan Wolkers was living in the Zomerdijkstraat 22 from 1950 untill 1981. I found a nice picture of Jan Wolkers on the website of Sandra van Beek (Jan is the man looking from the door on the right). 

I also read that Gerrit van der Veen was living in the same studio where Jan Wolkers was housed later. A lot of information about the building and it's inhabitants is found on the site of Sandra van Beek. Other information is found on "Het geheugen van Plan-Zuid", a comprehensive website with stories, photo's and other interesting information about the district.

A lot of stories meet in this post about the Zomerdijkstraat.