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Bergen, Paesi Bassi: Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The new museum is a substantial expansion of an existing villa on one of the best locations in the Netherlands: between sea and polders, dunes and flat land, forest and glade, old and new.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The design combines two seemingly contradictory requirements: the preservation of the beautiful nature of the environment versus a generous, functional museum.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The latter requires a complex, layered space. the first askes for almost nothing. So the situation calls for modesty.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The design consists of one floor with a underground section in order not to compete with the villa.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The concept consists of parallel walls with a distance of nearly eight meters: suitable for two supine spectators, for sculptures and for a flexible layout.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The walls contain all the necessary facilities: construction, transit lines, suspension systems, lockable passages. They continue outside the building.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

In this way the building doesn't present itself as a volume, but as a series of free walls in the landscape.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The entrance is located in a transparent link between old and new, between the villa and the expansion.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

The hall for temporary exhibitions is located underground, but gets daylight through a void. the design aims at a great simplicity and unity of material.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

Installations are out of sight. Walls and ceilings are white, the floor is a gray cast floor. the outer walls in Travertine are of varied sand colors, like the dunes.

Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger
Museum Kranenburgh by Kraaijvanger

Location: Bergen, Holland Architect: Kraaijvanger Project Team: Dirk Jan Postel, Annemiek Bleumink, Laurence Meulman and Patrick Keijzer GFA : 2700 m2 Year: 2013 Client : Museum Kranenburgh Photo: Christian Richters, Theo Steemers

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