Rembrandt Returns Home

Rijksmuseum to Reopen


Twelve years have passed since Cruz & Ortiz won the competition for the renovation and enlargement of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. During this time the Sevillian partners have had to deal not only with the predictable – the program’s complexity and the technical feat of digging into and reinforcing a historic building that ‘floats’ on phreatic surfaces –, but also with the unexpected protest of local cycling associations that managed to tumble the original project and cause one modification after another. The project is presented in full detail in Arquitectura Viva 148.

Included Tags: