Today the yearbook Architecture in The Netherlands was presented. For 25 years this yearbook is an international showcase for Dutch architecture. The editors have made a selection of 30 of the most outstanding projects in the past year, that have been completed and describes the main developments and trends affecting the production and design of the Dutch architecture. The book contains an overview of the main prizes, competitions, exhibitions and publications of the past year as well. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is showcased in this 26th edition of the yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands.
For their cooperation on the extension of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Benthem Crouwel and Holland Composites have won the Co-Creation Award 2013. They were awarded with a trip to Copenhagen for two, including a visit at an architecture company. The Co-Creation Award is to celebrate the results of innovative co-creation between designers, engineers and producers. Photo: Ronald Tilleman
Benthem Crouwel and Holland Composites have received a nomination for the Co-Creation Award 2013 for their cooperation on the extension of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The award is to celebrate the results of innovative co-creation between designers, engineers and producers. "The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is seen as a unique project, with a technically very clever facade and distinctive look. From the beginning, there has been a collaboration with a partner and the advantage is obvious", noted the jury. The winner will be announced during the Material Xperience on February 7th in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
The Ziggo Dome and the Stedelijk Museum are nominated for the Gouden A.A.P. 2013. This Amsterdam Architecture Award is an initiative of ARCAM; the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. 24 nominees are selected from all projects that are completed in Amsterdam in 2012. Criteria for winning the award are having the most beautiful, the most innovative and/or the most illustrative project for the current situation in Amsterdam. The winner will be announced in April.
The fifth Composites in Architecture will take place in Weimar, Germany on 3 and 4 December. This international symposium is dedicated to the use of composites in construction. Among other subjects, new developments, sustainability and constructions are discussed. Joost Vos will present the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and talk about the innovative use of composite in the façade.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is nominated for the Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal. The Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal is an annual award that the municipality of Amsterdam gives to the best initiative concerning redevelopment or renovation in the existing (housing) stock. Criteria are creativity, social value, the process of creation and sustainability. December 11th the winner will be announced.
On the occasion of reopening the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam specially designed stamps are on sale. Experimental Jetset designed the sheet with stamps, which shows an architectural drawing of the new building, together with details of ten iconic images that have a strong relationship with the Museum. Annerie Lekkerkerker, director retail and consumers of PostNL, presented the first stamps to managing director of the Stedelijk Museum, Patrick van Mil. The stamps are available in sets of ten at Bruna stores, the Collect Club in Groningen and online via www.postnl.nl/collectclub. Each stamps has the value indication 1. Other than the set of stamps, two stamp booklets and two types of ‘first day envelopes’ are issued.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is open! Visitors are welcome at Museumplein 10 from Tuesday till Sunday. “With this long awaited reopening, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam reclaims its powerful position among big and prominent art institutions. It puts Amsterdam in the spotlight as a center of artistic innovation and brings new life to the Museumplein - one of the most important cultural landscapes in the world," says Ann Goldstein, director of the Museum.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will be officially opened by Queen Beatrix on Saturday September 22th in the afternoon. Because of the renovation and the brand new building the Stedelijk has more space than ever to show the famous collection. The museum maintains a collection of modern and contemporary art and design of 90,000 objects dating from the seventies of the nineteenth century to the present. The old part of the museum houses the permanent collection. The new building offers temporary exhibitions. The first temporary exhibition - Beyond Imagination - is a tribute to contemporary art made in the Netherlands. On Sunday, September 23rd, the museum will open for public.
The new building of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is ready. Press got a preview of the museum today. Speeches were given by Alderman Carolien Gehrels and Ann Goldstein, director of the Stedelijk Museum. Architect Mels Crouwel elaborated about the design of the museum.
In the last months the entrance was finished, the climate control system got tuned and floor and ceiling in the immense hall of 1100 m2 were mounted. Setting up and furnishing the public areas, such as the restaurant and the museum store will start now as well as transferring the art and completion of the pavement around the museum. Official opening is scheduled for September 23rd this year.
Ann Goldstein, Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, today announced that this leading international institution of modern and contemporary art and design will celebrate its grand reopening with a ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012, and will begin welcoming the public on September 23, following the completion of the most ambitious renovation and expansion project in its history.
The construction of the New Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has been completed. The renovation of the old part was already finalized in 2010 and the eye-catching façade was completed in November last year. The next phase is the installation of the catering, retail and other public facilities and in the following months the time-consuming tuning of the climate system will take place. When this process is finished, the relocation of the art objects starts. The grand re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum is planned in the second half of 2012.
Holland Composites, the company that has built the façade of the Stedelijk Museum, made a movie about how this impressive piece of work came into existence. Click here to see.
The façade of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has been unveiled. Friday afternoon, just when dusk set in, the spectacular white main entrance of the museum was officially revealed by means of a lightshow. Speeches were given by the Alderman of Culture of the city of Amsterdam, the director of the museum and the director of the main sponsor, Teijin. The Stedelijk Museum is the first museum that has its entry at the Museumplein. The wing-shaped, cantilevered roof enhances the open transition from Museumplein to the museum and removes any doubts about the location of the main entrance.
Architect Job Schroën has held a new workshop for children at the Stedelijk Museum. This time the children made
small museum halls out of plywood. After a hard day’s work the result was
Photographs by: Tomek Dersu Aaron Whitfield
and press were invited to a preview of the mounting of the façade panels of the
new Stedelijk Museum. The façade will be the largest
structure in the world ever to be made entirely out of seamless composite. As
one of the Stedelijk’s principal sponsors, the Japanese fiber-production
company Teijin is supplying the materials for the composite that is used in the
Photographs: Het Parool, Ernst van Deursen.