Sunday, 14 April 2013

Renovation of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has reopened its doors after a decade of major architectural refurbishment by Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. The five-year delay and the over-budget tens of millions were justified as consequences of the enormous responsibility and task of overhauling a national institution, the technical challenges of the below-sea-level site in the Dutch capital, a significant update of the original red-brick volumes, and the incorporation of a 24,000 square foot glass-topped atrium to allow for natural daylight.

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Pedro Pegenaute

Photograph by Pedro Pegenaute

Photograph by Pedro Pegenaute

Photograph by Jannes Linders

Photograph by Jannes Linders

Photograph by Jannes Linders

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photograph by Iwan Baan

Photographs courtesy of Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos


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