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National Glass Museum Leerdam

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bureau SLA, Piet Hein Eek
location Leerdam
function archive, monument, museum
contributed by SLA

The National Glass Museum consists of two old villa's, formerly belonging to the general and financial directors of the famous Leerdam Glass Factory. In 2010 the architects of bureau SLA renovated the villa's and connected them with four bridges. The half transparent bridges will house the complete depot of the museum, making it the first modern Dutch museum to permanently exhibit its' complete collection. The museum's display cases and the furniture were designed by Piet Hein Eek.

This project is a recognizable approach to modern architecture - but why do we architects have to treat pre-existing buildings as "working material" rather than with respect?
In my opinion the buildings situation got disturbingly "unclear" by the addition of metal-bridges to the renovated villas.
Berlin, Germany 15-Jul-10
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National Glass Museum Leerdam
Lingedijk 28
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 am - 5 pm
How to get there? by public transport: train station Leerdam & nice walk.
Completion 6- 2010
Floor area/size 1100 m2
Cost € 1600000,-
Main designer, Architectbureau SLA
Interior architectPiet Hein Eek
Project ID 6217
Latitude/Longitude 51°52'57N 05°05'10E
Contributed by SLA
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