BUILDINGS IN AMSTERDAM
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Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam
Bart van Kasteel
Museums and exhibition buildings
PUBLICATIONS:Bouw 1977 p. 681
Occupying a former orphanage, a complex cluster of buildings (1414-1579), the Historical Museum underwent an exemplary restoration which included two heterogeneous additions: an armoury and a sheltered, freely accessible museum street, the Shooting Gallery, which doubles as a public pedestrian passage. These modern elements in glass and steel contribute a lively shop-window effect to what is otherwise a largely introverted building.