The Proof of the Pudding – Herman Hertzberger

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  • Directed by Patrick Minks
  • 2022Netherlands100 minutesDutch (with English subtitles)

Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn Netherlands will undergo a transformation. Built in 1972, the abandoned office building is laureate architect Herman Hertberger’s most iconic building. He calls the project to transform it into contemporary, sustainable spaces for housing, offices, and leisure ‘the proof of the pudding’, as his structuralist ideals from the 1960s and ‘70s intended buildings to be flexible and sustainable.

How is his vision perceived today? What prevails? Profitable square meters or space for people?

In this film portrait we get to know Hertzberger, 90, as a passionate, humorous, and modest man whose vision of what architecture means for people and society is valuable to this day.

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