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Stedelijk Museum [new wing]

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 2007-2012 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Benthem Crouwel Architekten en_US 2007-2012 en_US 2014-12-17T20:09:48Z 2014-12-17T20:09:48Z 2007-2012 en_US
dc.identifier 251764 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3068 en_US
dc.description View of Museumplein under the overhanging "bathtub" roof near glass entrance; At the end of 2003, the Adriaan Willem Weissman building (1891-1895), was closed at the insistence of the fire department; renovation work began. After further discussions about whether to relocate the contemporary art museum to an Amsterdam park, a new jury eventually awarded Benthem Crouwel Architects the renovation and construction contract for their design (2004) for the new building, referred to as "The Bathtub". The new Stedelijk has an exhibition surface area of 8,000 square meters, which is double its previous gallery space. Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times, wrote of the museum's addition, "I can't recall seeing a more ridiculous looking building than the new Stedelijk Museum." The Los Angeles Times called the extension "oversized, antiseptic and mismatched." There are three main elements to the new building: a large glassed entrance, which opens onto the Museum Square, upper-level temporary exhibition galleries, and a basement with a display area for the permanent collection. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/12/2014) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; wood; glass; reinforced white fiberglass en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject Art museums en_US
dc.subject Twenty-first century en_US
dc.title Stedelijk Museum [new wing] en_US
dc.title.alternative The Bathtub en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-MCAR-SMMC-A08 en_US
vra.culturalContext Dutch en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype art museum en_US
dc.contributor.display Benthem Crouwel Architekten (Dutch architectural firm, founded 1979) en_US

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