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The Proof of the Pudding

Overview

Genre
Arts, Biography, Cultural History, Portrait, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Laureate architect Herman Hertzberger is still going strong at 90.
His most iconic building, ‘Centraal Beheer’ in Apeldoorn from 1972, will undergo a transformation from an abandoned office building into contemporary, sustainable spaces for housing, offices, and leisure. Hertzberger calls this transformation ‘the proof of the pudding’, as his structuralist ideals from the 60s and 70s intended buildings to be flexible and sustainable.
But is the present day still receptive to his vision? What prevails? Profitable square meters or space for people?
In this film portrait we get to know Hertzberger as a passionate, humorous, and modest man whose vision on what architecture means for people and society is valuable to this day.

Stage
finished
Running time
100 and 54 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
JURA Film, Theatre & Debate
Country
Netherlands
Years of Production
2022

Distribution Details

Release year
2022
Festivals
AFFR Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz
Distribution
Cinema Delicatessen
Broadcast (Acq.)
AVRO/TROS (Dutch Public Broadcasting)
Language
Dutch
Subtitles
English

Photos

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