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Museums and exhibition buildings
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Extension 1972)
The demolition of a villa on Westersingel enabled the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum to expand as far as Rotterdam's 'cultural axis' with a new U-shaped wing. Designed by the Belgian architects Robbrecht and Daem, it enfolds Bodon's distinctive gallery. In the museum's new configuration the library looms large as a provider of knowledge. The big windows and green transparent panels of the new portion contrast with the brickwork of the original buildings.