Image by Anne-Marie Ros

Collection Building – Depot Boymans in the making

My love for the Rotterdam architect firm MVRDV started when I saw their “Holland creates Space” pavilion at the World EXPO 2000, showcasing a country making the most out of limited space. My love anchored over the years thanks to Didden-Village and Markthal.

MVRDV’s third building in Rotterdam is in the making. 

A new icon, Collection Building for Museum Boymans van Beuningen. It’s not just an extension of the museum for centrally storing their art collection, but it’s going to be a new type of cultural venue that not yet exist. 

I love to follow constructions of new buildings in my city, as it puts me in the midst of change and I’m always surprised how fast I get used to the new.

You can’t miss the cool fence designed by Thonik, when you go check out the Depot Boymans construction site (opposite The New Institute – right next to Museum Boymans van Beuningen).

The Collection Building is going to be an open art depot – featuring exhibition halls, a sculpture roof garden with trees and a restaurant. If on track, this 7 story, 39.5 meters high, round shaped building (Ø 60 meters, narrowing down to a footprint of Ø 40 meters), covered with a reflective glass facade to reflect the surroundings and vice versa makes the surrounding visible inside – will be finished early 2019.

On the gound floor of Museum Boymans is more info on display.   

More Depot Boymans news here.

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)