MVRDV architects are working on a new type of cultural venue in Rotterdam, where visitors can experience the art collection, while it is being exhibited within state-of-the-art conservation spaces.
It is planned as an extension of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, located in Rotterdam’s well known Museumpark district. The centuries-old establishment It currently keeps its art collection in storage in the museum’s basement which has has been in constant danger of flooding.
The curved shape of the building narrows at the bottom so as to give breathing space to a carefully landscaped public space with birch and pine trees. The trees that arecurrently on the building’s site will be transplanted to its rooftop, which will be a new elevated public landscape looking over the city and will contain a sculpture garden and restaurant.The building will be clad in mirrored glass providing an anamorphic reflection of the surrounding.The construction will start during the summer of 2016 and is due to launch by the end of 2018. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.