MUSEUMPARK, NETHERLANDS, ROTTERDAM, 1994
|An urban park that can accommodate shows and events|
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The Museum Park is exposed to conflicting demands: serenity and sensation, movement and stillness, buffer zone and connector.
The entire zone from the Architecture Institute to the Kunsthal is interpreted as a sequence of five equivalent situations, with two enclosed extremities (buildings) and three open-air sections in between.more..
1. Next to the Boymans Museum and facing the Architecture Institute, an orchard of apple trees is planted on a diagonal grid in a field of white gravel. Their trunks are whitewashed. Compared to the brick gloom of the Boymans Museum this white «vestibule» seems overexposed in its lightness, an effect reinforced by the mirror wall of the podium.
An urban park that can accommodate shows and events
City of Rotterdam
Park links city centre to Rotterdam's Central Park, between Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Kunsthal and the Netherlands Architecture Institute
Yves Brunier, Petra Blaisse, Rem Koolhaas with Tony Adam, Maartje Lammers, Gregor Mescherowsky.