Johannes Brinkman

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Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam
Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Sonneveld House, Rotterdam

Johannes Andreas Brinkman[1] (22 March 1902 – 6 May 1949), also known as Jan Brinkman,[2] was a Dutch architect and exponent of Nieuwe Bouwen, modern architecture in the Netherlands.


Brinkman was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 1902.[3] He was the son of architect Michiel Brinkman (1873–1925), who established a firm in Rotterdam in 1910 and was known for designing the Spangen neighborhood of Rotterdam in 1922. Johannes studied civil engineering at the Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft). After Michiel's death in 1925, Johannes took charge of the father's architectural firm and entered into a partnership with architect Leendert van der Vlugt. The results of that collaboration include the Van Nelle Factory and the Feijenoord Stadion.[2]

After the death of Van der Vlugt in 1936, Brinkman teamed up with architect Johannes Hendrik van den Broek.[2] The firm's work during this time including a new Rotterdam Cruise Terminal for the Holland-America Line.[4]

Brinkman died in 1949 and the architect Jaap Bakema joined the firm, which in 1951 was renamed Architectenbureau Van den Broek en Bakema and today is known an Broekbakema.[2]


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  • Emmanuel, Muriel (1980). Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 119–121. ISBN 0-312-16635-4.
  1. ^ "Johannes Andreas Brinkman". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "History of Broekbakema". Archived from the original on 21 August 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Johannes Brinkman". Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Aankomsthal Holland-Amerika Lijn (Cruise Terminal)". Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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