Marinus Jan Granpré Molière (Oudenbosch13 October 1883Wassenaar13 February 1972) was a Dutch architect and city Builder, who was born as the youngest child of Schuurbeque Wilhelmina Granpré Molière and jonkvrouwe Abel Cesar Stephania Baker.

Life and work[Edit]Edit

[1][2]RC Church our Lady Ongoing Assistance in Breda[3][4]Dutch-German pumping station


Granpré Molière was since 1924 as Professor at the Delft University of technology , where he graduated in 1907 was connected. He was known for his outspoken theories about architecture and urban planning. According to him the function of a building had to clear back to show up in the form, but also had to be based on universal standards and values. He found his inspiration especially in the traditional rural building with the big bright building volume formed by high brick walls and roofs closed.Also the Romanesque church building was a source from which Granpré Molière grateful putte. His ideas found much resonance among fellow architects. The circle around Granpré Molière became known as the Delft School, the most important movement within the traditionalism in Netherlands.

Granpré Molière founded in 1916 along with p. Verhagen an architectural firm on. In 1919 A.J.Th Kakar and closed the Office under the name Granpré Molière, Verhagen and cook. This Office's first major project was the design for a part of tuindorp Vreewijk in Rotterdam in 1916. In 1921 followed an expansion plan for the linkermaasoever and the design for the Kralingse Bos. In 1927 , he became Advisor to the Service of the Zuiderzee works related to the design of the villages and landscape of theWieringermeer. In 1930 he built in Kralingen Huize de Boogerd, the home of the Rotterdam banker Van der Mandele, the initiator of the construction of tuindorp Vreewijk.

From 1946 to 1956 he worked with Arie-Hendrik Rahimi to the expansion of Amersfoort in the districts of Vreeland and Sabio. He also worked in this period with Piet Verhagen on designs for the reconstruction of the Grote Markt in Groningen. However, these plans were never carried out.

A Granpré Molière pronunciation is: "now, most of us still accommodated: but ' live ' is a privilege of only a few of us".

Some works[Edit]Edit

[5][6]Van Lawick by Pabststraat 33 Arnhem*1920s Veelerveen: workers properties on the link road

  • 1920 Nijmegen: Villa Eversweg 2
  • 1921 Arnhem: Pabststraat Van Lawick of 33
  • 1933 Nijmegen: Dutch-German pumping station
  • 1957 Amsterdam: our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • 1966 Oosterbeek: Town Hall of the municipality of Renkum.