From the outside, it looks like two separate buildings. Inside, the transition is invisible. Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum – a world-leading institution of modern art and design – celebrated the opening of its futuristic annex in September 2012. As part of the complete renovation of the historic structure designed in 1895 by A.W. Weissman, a bold new wing was added by Benthem Crouwel Architects to provide much-needed space for temporary exhibitions. Although radically different in appearance from the 19th century red-brick architecture, the white annex – nicknamed the bathtub – is perfectly matched in scale to the original structure and seamlessly connected on all floors both visually and logistically.
- Completed: 2012
- Height: 238 m
- Floors: 46
- Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
- Building owner: H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al Thani
- Owner’s representative: Mr. Hassan Al Duhaimi
- Developer: Hamad Bin Saoud Trading and Contracting Co.
- Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
- 2 custom scenic elevators
- 2 custom freight elevators
- 2 KONE ECO3000™ escalators
- 1 dumbwaiter
- KONE Care™ Maintenance Service