Claus en Kaan
Michael van Gessel
Museums and exhibition buildings
A small part of the original concentration camp at Vught has been restored as a national museum. The new combined entrance and exhibition building shields the restored part from the outside world. Each of its rooms has its own spatial proportions, daylight distribution and in a few cases a view of the sky or the remains of the camp. Visitors follow a route past several exhibition rooms, out into the grounds and then in through several more such rooms and back to the entrance. The front facade is subdued and refined. A massive concrete canopy dominates the entrance. All facades alternate layers of narrow terracotta tiles and broad recessed mortar joints.