Gas station designed by Dudok

Gas station

Willem Marinus Dudok

Louwman & Parqui B.V., Raamsdonkveer, Steurweg 8

1953

Willem Marinus Dudok

Between 1953 and 1967, Willem Marinus Dudok designed 112 filling stations for oil company Esso. What they all had in common was the wing-shaped concrete roof. There were quite a few differences between the gas stations for the rest. One of the first designs was in Vinkeveen. It was also the first gas station in the Netherlands that was open 24 hours a day.

Esso Gas station

In 1994 it was announced that this last Dudok station would be demolished after 40 years of service. Fortunately, Autotron contacted Esso, the owner, to take it over and then transfer it to their premises. In January 1995 everything was prepared and the 12-meter long, 7-meter wide and 108-ton building was loaded onto a truck. The special transport was hampered by snow showers and could only really start the next day. In 2004 it went back on its way, this time to the grounds of Toyota dealer Louwman & Parqui in Raamsdonkveer. Here it is now shining in the original Esso colors.

Esso Gas station

 

Willem Marinus Dudok

Louwman & Parqui B.V., Raamsdonkveer, Steurweg 8

1953

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