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Mobbs Factory
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape

SIEMERINK and BRINKMAN: Architect
Gertruida Hendrika (Mrs) BRINKMAN (née SIEMERINK): Design Architect

Date:1952
Type:Factory
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°56'40.28" S 25°35'45.63" E Alt: 53m

The factory for Mobbs in Port Elizabeth (1952) by Gertruida Brinkman was constructed in only seven months using a double storey reinforced concrete frame that supports long-span half-shell roofs. Natural daylight is admitted through southeast-facing clerestory windows that were fitted with sand-blasted prismatic glass, which, when reflected from the white distempered curved roof forms, facilitated an ‘entire lack of shadows’.

(Michael Louw in Common Ground, 2021:189)


Writings about this entry

Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C & Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. The Netherlands: LM Publishers. pg 131 ill, 189, 190, 191 ill