My love for Rotterdam-based architect firm MVRDV started when I saw “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 the iconic 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 doesn’t exist yet.
I follow constructions of new buildings in my city, as it puts me in the midst of change to grow with my city. I’m always surprised how fast I get used to the new.
You can’t miss the cool fence around Colletiegebouw, 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 – opening end of 2020.
On the ground floor of Museum Boymans is info on display.
More Depot Boymans news here.
See live stream: BAM building the Depot.
Join me on a tour in Museumpark.