During IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK a small exhibition has been set up in the HAKAfé, highlighting the history of the HAKA Building. Now a national monument, it was built in 1931-1932 and served as the Coöperatieve Groothandelsvereeniging De Handelskamer (Trade and Commerce Cooperative), which represented the interests of the Rotterdam workers and from which the building takes its name to this day.
Original photographs, short texts by Suzanne Fischer and a selection of original HAKA-products on loan from the Nationaal Coöperatie Museum in Schiedam, paint a picture of the building's history.
In 2002, the HAKA Building has been given the status of a national monument, and after the biennale, it will be redeveloped into a characteristic office building by its new owner Dudok Groep, while retaining its industrial and monumental character. Together with Wessel de Jonge Architects, who won the competition for the redevelopment of the building, the Dudok Groep will present the future they envision for the building during the High Noon on 26 June.
Do you want to attend the ‘sneak preview’ into the building’s future? You can register here for the High Noon of 26 June.
Dudok Vastgoed b.v.
Texts: Suzanne Fischer