Gaston Eysselinck and his Masterpiece. The Post Office Building in Ostend (1945-1953)

Authors

  • Marc Dubois Department of Architecture LUCA Ghent & Brussels

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.E80SY5CT

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The city of Ostend became severely damaged during World War II. Practically all the main public buildings were destroyed: the City Hall, the Casino, the Horse Race–Track, the main Post Office building, etc. The city decided to rebuild a new Post Office on the location of the first construction. In 1945, architect Gaston Eysselinck (1907–1953) from Ghent was assigned to design the new main Post Office (PTT), including the telephone and telegraph offices (RTT) and the technical infrastructure. The project in Ostend was his first big assignment.

How to Cite

Dubois, M. (2012). Gaston Eysselinck and his Masterpiece. The Post Office Building in Ostend (1945-1953). Docomomo Journal, (46), 60–67. https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.E80SY5CT

Published

2012-07-01

Author Biography

Marc Dubois, Department of Architecture LUCA Ghent & Brussels

Born in 1950, Architect and Professor of the Department of Architecture LUCA Ghent & Brussels, Association KULeuven. Member of docomomo Belgium. He is the author of a Monographic publication on Gaston Eysselinck which will be ready in 2013.