— Rijksmuseum Renovation Is Complete

Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos’ competition-winning design for the Dutch treasure trove, Rijksmuseum, will open its doors this week, 5 years over its deadline and tens of millions over budget. The 10 year architectural endeavor was complex, regarding both the technical challenges of the below-sea-level site in Amsterdam and the massive conceptual task of overhauling a national institution. The mammoth project restores original architect’s plan and
circulation pathways while updating the red-brick volumes with much-need light via a 24,000 square foot glass-topped atrium.

 

Via: Designboom

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