Kattenburgerstraat 7, Amsterdam
Atelier Zeinstra Van der Pol
Liesbeth van der Pol
Museums and exhibition buildings
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 2001-2; Bouw 2001-7/8; E. Beukers, G. Bekaert - Liesbeth van der Pol, 2002
The depot of the Netherlands Maritime Museum is sited in the high-security naval grounds behind a wall. Ninety metres long, the building is dominated by three 18 metre tall humps giving it a distinctive form that rises above the wall. These humps trace the contours of the services below. Inside the sealed outer skin of titanium-clad steel are conservation studios as well as fully climate-controlled collection storage areas completely isolated from the rest and from the outer skin in their own concrete box.