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In the valuable De Waaier area, which derives its name from the fan-shaped street pattern, the central axis, the wide Pieter de Hooghlaan, is one of the most important visual axes of Hilversum. From the Diependaalselaan in the south to the Frans Halslaan, this avenue offers a magnificent view of the tower of the St. Vitus Church. The nature reserve on the south side of Hilversum will be pulled into the city across the central park of the Pieter de Hooghlaan. In 1925, the Pieter de Hooghlaan was extended between Gijsbrecht van Amstelstraat and Frans Halslaan. The medium-sized houses in that area date mainly from the 1920-1930 period. Along the Vermeerlaan is a complex of small middle-class houses from 1920, built by the architects J. van Laren and C. de Groot, on behalf of the housing association ‘t Goede Woonhuys. The complex, in the style of the Amsterdam School, exudes the atmosphere of the garden city concept. The former Gooische Huishoudschool serves as an anchor point in the neighbourhood. Also the Rembrandt School of W.M. Dudok from 1920 and the Fabritius School from 1926-1928 are iconic buildings in the Waaier area.
Source: Annette Koenders, Hilversum. Architectuur en Stedenbouw 1850-1940, Zwolle (2001).
Pieter de Hooghlaan, Hilversum