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VAN DE WERKE, Johannes (John)

Born: 1913 01 10
Died: 1980 06 25

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 914
Year registered: 1945

(DipArch (Pretoria) 1946)

Also referred to as VAN DER WERKE Jan.

He was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Arrived in Pretoria from Holland in 1935 as a trained architect, where he practiced until his death. He was renowned for his distinctive houses, numbering over fifty in total, mainly in Pretoria, some of which were influenced by the contemporary country house style in the Netherlands.

He is recorded by Greig (1971: 200) as architect of NGK Harmonie, Pretoria. Of his other larger projects were, for example, flats, a student residence for the University of Pretoria as well as for the Pretoria College of Education and the JG Stardom Hospital on the Rand.

Robert Gustav SCHMIKL worked in VAN DE WERKE's office from 3 September 1939 when war was declared until 14th May 1940 when Rotterdam was bombed by German planes - on the 15th Robert received his discharge. (Fisher 1998:134)

These notes were last edited on 2019 11 08

Books citing VAN DE WERKE

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 200

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 99, 192

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 102, 135

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 131

Chapters in books citing VAN DE WERKE

Fisher, Roger C. The Third Vernacular: Pretoria Regionalism — Aspects of an Emergence: in 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 123