After the Royal interval yesterday, I continue with the Open Monuments Day. This flying-saucer-like building was built in 1926 as a theosophical temple. Theosophy is a worldview that seeks to combine religion philosophy and science. The fan-shaped building with a green copper roof was constructed with reinforced concrete and steel.
Daylight comes in through the narrow tail steel-framed windows encased in concrete posts in the semi-circular temple hall.
The building was used as a cinema named Cinetol. Since 1985, the temple hall has housed a branch of the Public Library of Amsterdam.
The study areas.
The architect L.C. van der Vlugt was an adept of functionalist architecture, in Holland known as "Nieuwe Bouwen".