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Louwman museum

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Michael Graves, Lodewijk Baljon Landschaparchitecten
 
location Den Haag
function museum
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The Great Hall, with its huge, arched timber roof, forms an east-west backbone through the building, which distinguishes the lofty exhibition rooms from the smaller, public rooms by the main entrance, such as the museum shop and the access to the theatre. With the steep, peaked roofs that are typical of Dutch architecture, the exterior of this section of the museum is reminiscent of a coach house. This makes the building as a whole appear smaller, so that it blends sympathetically with buildings in the surrounding area. The design incorporates modern details alongside distinctive Dutch elements. The bricks in the fašades have been laid in a special woven pattern, forming a stark contrast to the other, more understated surfaces. It is complemented by quarry stone details and a slate-tiled roof. As well as serving as a special exhibition space, an octagonal pavilion at the rear of the building has been positioned in line with an existing avenue of trees, connecting the building with the

 

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Louwman museum
Address
Leidsestraatweg 57
Netherlands
http://www.louwmanmuseum.nl
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday till Sunday 10:00-17:00
How to get there? Coming from the north, take the A44 highway to Benoordenhoutseweg - (near Duindicht)
Completion 7- 2010
Floor area/size 10000 m2
Cost € 30000000,-
Main designer, ArchitectMichael Graves
Landscape architectLodewijk Baljon Landschaparchitecten
Client Evert Louwman
 
Project ID 6347
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'60N 04°21'00E
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