Sybold van Ravesteyn - Architect voor de eeuwigheid

  • 52'
  • Netherlands
  • 2004
Sybold van Ravesteyn (1889-1983) is the man with the dubious honour of being the most 'demolished' architect in the Netherlands. In photographs he always looks very respectable - not someone you would associate with flourishes and certainly not with a flamboyant lifestyle. He has designed many functional buildings, including Rotterdam's Central Station, that will be fundamentally renewed in the coming years. But he is best known for the Kunstmin in Dordrecht and Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam. His work still evokes debate; some regard him as a nonconformist, whereas others think his work is decorative.
Director
Koert Davidse
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2004
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
52'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Language
Dutch
Producers
seriousFilm, Koert Davidse, Marc Thelosen, Yuen Yan Ting
Sales
seriousFilm
Screenplay
Koert Davidse, Yuen Yan Ting
Sound Design
Ab Grooters