Born out of shortage in student housing during the early nineteen sixties, the Weesperflat is one of the oldest student flats in Amsterdam. It was designed by Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger with Tjakko Hazewinkel and Henk Dicke and provided living space for 250 students.
The building included rooms for student couples, guest rooms, meeting spaces, an academic bookshop, a (student) restaurant and café with terrace. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1966. The flat still houses students to this day.
STICHTING WEESPERFLAT 50
Celebrating the buildings anniversary in 2016, Stichting Weesperflat 50 organised a festival consisting of a symposium, an exhibition and a documentary reflecting on the buildings position in architectural and political history (provo) and combining stories about the flat and its inhabitants. Booklet and poster commissioned on occasion of the festival.