Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Opdrachtgever Stichting New Wing Van Gogh Architect K. Kurokawa (Japan)

Contribution Bureau Bouwkunde Nederland

  • Building application drawings
  • Final design drawings
  • Cost estimate
  • Specifications and specifications drawings
  • Execution drawings
  • Coordination governments

The Kurokawa Wing was built during this project, one of the two buildings that make up the Van Gogh Museum. The other building dates from 1973 and was designed by Gerrit Rietveld. Both buildings are connected by the glass main entrance.

All important principles of Kurokawa can be found in the exhibition wing of the Van Gogh Museum. For example, the symbiosis between environment and architecture, and between Japanese and European culture. It is a building clad in natural stone and titanium, made of concrete, half-buried in the ground. In response to Rietveld’s cube, Kurokawa opted for asymmetry: for example, the building has the shape of an ellipse and the box-shaped print cabinet is rotated a turn relative to the axis of the wing.

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