Museum De Fundatie

Blog November 1, 2013
The practice of Bierman Henket architecten designed an extension of The Museum De Fundatie which is located in a courthouse built in 1838 that now exhibits a collection of international art, sculpture and curiosities. The museum is located in Zwolle, The Netherlands on the border between the medieval city centre and the parkland and canals that were built in the 19th century. The site posed several problems due to the complex labors involved in the underground extension so the designers proposed to place the extension on the top of the existing building instead. The new structure provides a contemporary addition to the classical original building and compensates the static design of the older one through a dynamic extension. The two structures are independent from one another and there are eight steel columns that pierce the original building to provide the support needed for the extension. The extension spreads over two floors and is covered by 55000 three dimensional tiles created by Royal Tichelaar Makkum with a color that approaches the tone of the sky. via...
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