|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 southThis 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 sideThese 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;
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