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Hendrik Petrus Berlage
 
location Den Haag
function museum
contributed by Naomi

In the early 20th cent. architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) was the foremost pioneer in the field of modern architecture in the Netherlands. The controversial building of the Gemeentemuseum was his crowning achievement. It includes many innovative features on the use of light, dimensions, construction, colour, climate control, and visitor facilities. Visitors enter between 2 pylons and approach the building via a covered walkway flanked by 2 ponds. The transition enables them to leave the city and the cares of everyday life literally behind them. The design of the museum is based on a grid composed of squares and cubes with sides measuring 1.10 m. All the walls and columns are located on the system lines and intersections of this grid. The superstructure of the museum is built of concrete and iron. The concrete skeleton was then faced with striking ochre-coloured bricks. The brick walls are not load bearing. In the 1930s, the use of reinforced concrete was still fairly new.

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Restauration of the building - part 4
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Restauration of the building - part 3

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Restauration of the building - part 2

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Restauration of the building - part 1

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Gemeentemuseum
Address
Stadhouderslaan 41
Netherlands
http://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday till Sunday 11.00 - 17.00.
How to get there? Bus 24 from Central Train station. Tram 17 from Central Train station or from Train station Hollands Spoor. Stop at ‘Gemeentemuseum/Museon’. Tel.: 070-3381111 info@gemeentemuseum.nl
Completion 1935
ArchitectHendrik Petrus Berlage
 
Project ID 6201
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'22N 04°16'46E
Contributed by Naomi
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