Van Berkel & Bos
Museums and exhibition buildings
K. Muller, A.K. Beudt. (oorspr. ontw. 1928-1929)
Built in 1928 in a historical style as a low-rise development round a pentagonal sculpture garden, the museum has been extended on several occasions, one addition being a discrete block round a square courtyard. This courtyard is spanned by a roof added during the latest extension done by Ben van Berkel and incorporating the climate control unit. This enabled the exhibition space to be expanded as required. The architect went on to add a mixed-use pavilion standing freely in the pentagonal garden. Van Berkel's ice-floe architecture is continued outdoors by the landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon in the redesigned sculpture garden.