Kunsthal--page 2 (of two pages)

Rem Koolhaas/OMA
1992




The architects explain that the building was conceived as a square crossed by two routes: one, a road running east-west, parallel to the Maasboulevard, an expressway on top of one of Rotterdam's largest dikes; the other, a public ramp extending the north-south axis of the Museum Park. Below the photos show the north-south axis through the building.

Looking south

This ramp extends from the park up to the dike level. (See last photos on preceding page for the entrance to the ramp.)
 

Left and center: Looking back north to the park; right: walls of ramp

 

The southern entrance to the ramp, the upper end of the museum

 

The southern facade, looking east

 

Left: east side; center and right: west side

These views show the slope from the upper dike on the south with the lower level at Museumpark to the north.
 

Left: service tower on the roof is also a giant billboard;
Center: Reception area and the Kunsthal cafe



Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.


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