Dudok approved by the monumentencommissie

Yesterday, the design made by IRIS architecten for the former Dudok petrol station in Groningen was presented to the Monumentencommissie. After previously receiving positive advice from the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, the Monumentencommissie was now equally enthusiastic. This an essential step towards realisation so that next year, precisely 70 years after its opening, it will be ready for a new life as a hospitality pavilion on a green city square we designed.
The Dudok Building, more popularly known as the BIM location, made it onto Minister Plasterk's list of 100 most valuable buildings from the 1940-1958 period in 2007. Three years later, it became a national monument. In 2013, the building was voted Groningen's most beautiful post-war building by the people of Groningen. And to think that of Dudok's 112 petrol stations scattered across the Netherlands, as many as 110 have disappeared. So compliments to the municipality of Groningen to prevent that from happening here!