The Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam is one of the city’s iconic buildings. Architect Hugh Maaskant played a key role in the architecture of Dutch post-war reconstruction, and the building has lost none of its power over the decades. In recognition of 65 years of the Groot Handelsgebouw, the Kunsthal presents an exhibition concerning the life-story of this imposing giant, covering its lesser period, as well as its comeback after the comprehensive 2005 renovation. The history of the Groot Handelsgebouw is brought to life through the stories of Rotterdam tenants and residents, as well as exceptional archival material including films, photos, and documentation.

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