Mart Stam

Mart Stam

Dutch architect and urban planner, born in Purmered in 1899.

Exponent of constructivism, he later became a collaborator of J.J.P. Oud following him in the functionalist experience.

Studies & ograve; drawing at the "Royal School" in Amsterdam and perfected & ograve; in the offices "Grandre 'Molier Verhagen and KoK" in Rotterdam.

In 1927 he studied & ograve; urban planning at the Bauhaus in Dessau. In 1939 he became director of the industrial art institute in Amsterdam, in 1948 of the academy of figurative arts in Dresden, in 1950 of the higher art institute in Berlin.

Among his works by him more important are: Amsterdam Theosophical church (1926, in collaboration with L.C. Van Der Vleicht and J.A. Weissenhoe), Rotterdam "Van Nelle tobacco factories".
We also remember the "cloud pillars" project.