MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN GARDEN PAVILION
H.A.J. HENKET, 1989-1991, Museumpark 18, Rotterdam
Atelier Van Lieshout
Museums and exhibition buildings
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Set on the garden side of the museum, on axis with the garden, is this pavilion for the Van Beuningen-De Vriese collection of objects for everyday use. The open, glass addition contrasts with the introverted brick elevations of the existing building. The dominating feature, apart from the glass, is the silver-grey of the aluminium structural elements, window and door frames and characteristic slat-like sunbreak overhangs. The symmetrical pavilion has a rounded south elevation. A staircase leads to the basement cum exhibition space part lit through a void. The pavilion is in use as museum café since the renovation of the building.