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Biesbosch Museum Island

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Studio Marco Vermeulen
location Werkendam
function museum
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After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition, that explains the historical development of the region, has also been totally revamped. A large water model of the Biesbosch and a freshwater tidal park are planned on the Museum Island. The building, the interior, the water model and the freshwater tidal park were designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen. The exhibition was designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal. Water safety was the key reason for the development of the Biesbosch Museum Island. As part of a national water safety programme, the 4450-hectare Noordwaard polder has been turned into a water-retention area. Outlets on either side of the Biesbosch Museum were dug to create a new island.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands 07-Jan-16
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Biesbosch Museum Island
Hilweg 2
Project is public!
Opening hours Summer (April - Oct), Mon 13.00 - 17.00 h, Tue to Fri 10.00 - 17.00 h, weekend 11.00 - 17.00 h. Winter (Nov - March) Mon closed, Tue to Fri 10.00 - 17.00 h, weekend 11.00 - 17.00 h. Closed on 25th, 31st of December and 1st of January, no dogs allowed in the museum, in the restaurant and on the tourboat.
How to get there? From Dordrecht, take the ferry at Kop van 't Land, from the A27 highway: take the Werkendam exit. Plan your cycle route thoroughly as not all the areas in the Biesbosch are open to cyclists. Closest public transport is at the Kop van 't Land ferry, 40 min. walk.
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Completion 6- 2015
Floor area/size 2300 m2
Cost € 3000000,-
ArchitectStudio Marco Vermeulen
exhibition designerJoyce Langezaal
Client Stichting Biesbosch Museum
Project ID 14784
Latitude/Longitude 51°45'55N 04°46'18E
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