Imagine the impact arriving at the 1980 Olympics, ready to compete, and being greeted by this. Squat and intimidating in its power, this was the Olympic village. Now part of a spa and hotel complex, it sits at the edge of the Gulf of Finland.
The Hogeschool van Amsterdam squats in the Amsteldorp district. I found out about it at the sosbrutalism site, where you can find further details. They say this was designed by Piet Zanstra and was originally the Office Building “Leeuwenburg”. Two recessing blocks of fifteen floors. A lower section at the rear of the block comprises four stepped terraces and is elevated by means of columns of various height. There are eight tubular ventilator shafts of steel which have been sculpturally arranged as to resemble a flower, pictured in other photos in the gallery.