When Holland America Line (HAL) concentrated its activity on Wilhelminapier after the Second World War, there was a need for a central building containing workshops and storage spaces.
Litlle famous although local monument the Dordtselaanflat has been designed by Van Embden & Van Andel. Together with the low-rise parts they form an ensemble surrounding a community garden. The high-rise has been is several movies.
At the Marconiplein the first post war police station arises. The fifth department houses in a design of municipal architect Voskuyl.