Name of property:
Large detached structure with a floor plan designed as a tapered and symmetrical trapezoid. Originally built as a library and office space. Two-storey structure at trapezoid base (office) and one-storey structure at top (library) connected by open galleries enclosing a patio with covered stage. Two identical side facades. Typical air wells in roof of entrances and library. Typical other Modern Movement details for ventilation and for protection against the tropical sun.
Architectural historical value as a sound example of a public building designed in the architecture of the Modern Movement. Architectural historical value because of the use of elements of modern design for the protection against the Caribbean climate. Architectural historical value because it is one of the prominent designs of architect C.M.Bakker. Specific value as a structuring element in the townscape.
1943 (arch. C.M.Bakker)