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"Academie gebouw" Top 5 Page for this destination Groningen Things to Do Tip by tompt

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  academie gebouw, Groningen
by tompt
 
 

When the main building of the university burned down in 1906 they only needed a short time(1907-1909) to built a new Academie gebouw. Because the university became larger and there were seperate instutes built the main building had a more representive function.
The design of J.A.W. Vrijman gives it a more representive look then the older much more static building. There are 5 figures in sandstone: Minerva, Scientia, Historic, Prudentia and Mathematica. They are depicting different studies: art, science, history, law, mathematics.

Address: Broerplein 4
Website: http://www.rug.nl

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2003
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