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Experiencing Dutch culture at Schiphol Airport

Author: Mieke, Posted: September 10th, 2017

MIMOA_ArchitectureGuideNext_v092017_blog-headerArchitecture guide NEXT architects

On Thursday 7 September the new Holland Boulevard and Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport officially opened. With this international departure hall, NEXT architects designed a unique area bringing together commerce, art and culture.

On the occasion of the opening, MIMOA published a featured guide on NEXT Architects.  Starting point is the Holland Boulevard and the Rijksmuseum, then guiding you along 13 other projects by NEXT in the Amsterdam region. Including B. Amsterdam – the hotspot for startups and companies in the creative sector – and the award winning Melkwegbridge in Amstelveen.
Photography is provided by top architecture photographers Ossip, Iwan Baan, Jeroen Musch, Dirk Verwoerd and Francisco Nogueira.

Rijksmuseum Schiphol

02_Rijksmuseum__Ossip_kl photo Rijksmuseum, by Ossip

The Rijksmuseum is the highlight of Holland Boulevard: a modern and innovative framework for the masterpieces exhibited by the Rijksmuseum at Schiphol Airport. The curved walls presented an additional challenge and were realised by gluing together 10.000 strips of glass of 7 cm wide to form a solid glass wall.
The pavilion’s glass structure has a truly unique composition that is, above all, circular. This means that all single elements can be removed,” says Martin Weerheim, project leader at Saint-Gobain Glassolutions, who realised the U-shaped museum walls.
The resulting semi-transparent walls filter the light, creating a gradual transition from the hustle and bustle of Schiphol Airport to the art treasures shown by the Rijksmuseum,” adds Bart Reuser of NEXT.

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