The Netherlands studio MVRDV’s winning design for a new building to house the Boijmans Van Beuningen art collection has been presented. The site is on the north edge of Rotterdam’s Museumpark, a project of their Dutch compatriots at OMA. With a floor area of 15,000 square meters, the scheme shows a curved facade with a reflective glass cladding, and presents a compact round volume, like a bowl, crowned by a roof garden featuring sculptures and Futuro, the UFO-shaped house designed in the 1960s by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. A public route zigzags up six floors through exhibition galleries, restoration workshops, storage areas, art depots for private collections not accessible to the general public, a restaurant, and a café. The building is expected to be ready to open in 2017.
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architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
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