The new Depot of the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam is becoming an amazing building.
I visited the ThingsCon conference recently in the Nieuwe Instituut across the road from the building site of the depot. Walking towards it I saw the entire Rotterdam skyline with high rises reflected in the building. They’ve only recently added the mirrors to the facade. In the end, the building will have trees on top.
image by Ton Zijlstra, license CC BY NC SA
The Depot itself when finished will be opened to the public and allow access to the entire collection of the museum. It’s still a depot, so nothing is curated into exhibits, but you can opt for guided tours through the collection. The regular museum next door will have the curated and temporary exhibits. Rather amazing that you can go see a museum’s entire collection. Like visiting an Alladin’s cave of modern art. Can’t wait until they reopen.
I saw this building while on the way back to the UK from IWC Utrecht! Very interesting – I didn’t know it was to house items from a museum, that’s even cooler. I really liked what I saw of Rotterdam.