The classical tradition has in this instance been reduced to several “pure” geometric shapes: rectangular volumes and slabs, triangles, and upright drums. An open metalwork gable balanced on two drums announces the entrance into the building. This building is Postmodern, but with the reserve one associates with the work of the 1930s, such as the designs of the Swedish architect Eric Gunnar Asplund and others.
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