Image by Anne-Marie Ros

Collection Building – Depot Boymans in the making

My love for Rotterdam-based 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 info on display.   

More Depot Boymans news here.

On December 16th Parfum de BoemBoem offers tours to Depot. Book tickets here.

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