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Seul, Corea del Sud: Extension to the Royal Academy of Art by Van Mourik
Van Mourik

“In the late 1990s architecten van Mourik designed the new housing for the ‘Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten’ (KABK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in the Hague city centre.

Van Mourik

Two national listed buildings were renovated, extended and merged to form one single location. in 2010, architecten van Mourik were commissioned to design a new plan for extension.

Van Mourik

The design of the rooftop construction on top of one of the national monuments was the first step. the rooftop construction is an entirely transparent volume, which is made up of steel and glass.

Van Mourik

The storey-high windows offer a view of the ministries, the Hague historical centre and the art academy’s courtyard.

Van Mourik

The use of smart installation-engineering and moveable walls renders the interior flexible in terms of usage for various functions (education, exhibitions of students’ work, office spaces).

Van Mourik

Furthermore, the construction is designed to be light and reversible, which means the rooftop construction could be dismantled in future without it affecting the national monument.” Description of Van Mourik.

Van Mourik
Van Mourik
Extension to the Royal Academy of Art by Van Mourik
Van Mourik

Location: Den Haag, HollandArchitect: Van Mourik Project Team: Piet Grouls, Klaas van der Molen, Martijn van den Ban, Romke de Haan, Pascal Tetteroo, Max van Steen Floor Area: 1.000 m2Client: Royal Academy of Art, the Hague (KABK )Year: 2010 – 2012

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