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NATIONAL MUSEUM VINCENT VAN GOGH (EXTENSION)
K. KUROKAWA, 1989-1999, Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh  (Uitbreiding) / National Museum Vincent van Gogh (Extension) ( K. Kurokawa )
© 2004 Rook & Nagelkerke

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Kisho Kurokawa

ASSISTING ARCHITECT:
Bureau Bouwkunde

BUILDING TYPE:
Museums and exhibition buildings


RELATED BUILDINGS:
National Museum Vincent van Gogh
Museumplein Amsterdam

In 1992, after years of discussions, work began on transforming Museumplein, the city’s main cultural square, into a park-like setting by the Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. A part of the transformation programme is the circular extension to the rear of the Van Gogh Museum designed by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. This partially sunken exhibition building has a cladding of stone and titanium. A sealed cube containing the print room juts from the west facade.