Monday, October 3, 2011

Project Sunray

The estate Zonnestraal (Sunray) is a former sanatorium in Hilversum, Netherlands. The building was designed by architect Jan Duiker in cooperation with Bernard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga.
Main building and the Henri ter Meulen pavilion were built in 1928; the Dresselhuys pavilion was built in 1931. The main building contained the central facilities, and the patients resided in the pavilions.
The sanatorium was in operation until 1957, and operated as a hospital until 1993. Currently the main building contains several health care related companies. In 1995, the estate was submitted to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, and it is currently on the tentative list.

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