Biesbosch Museum

After an eight-month redesign by Studio Marco Vermeulen, the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, The Netherlands, opened to the public.

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The museum has been completely transformed and extended, with a new wing that opens to its surroundings. To avoid any unnecessary waste of material or energy, the hexagonal structure of the original Biesbosch Museum pavilions was retained.

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The designers included a path on top of the museum, to allow you to walk through the green roof. The path leads you to a lookout that has views of the surrounding parkland.

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A large glass wall breaks up the greenery and welcomes you to the museum. At night, you can clearly see the lit up interior of the museum.

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An outdoor seating area has been added to for visitors to take a break.

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The museum has an organic restaurant, with views of the nearby water and landscape. A water feature leads you through to the museum space.

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The permanent exhibition has been designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal, and explains the historical development of the region.

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Aerial view:

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text & images via: Contemporist | Biesbosch Museum

photography: Ronald Tilleman | drone photo by Richard.

 

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