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Anne Frank House

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Benthem Crouwel Architekten
location Amsterdam
function museum, renovation
contributed by MI_MOA

This project is a combination of new-build and restoration. The new-build had to fit in the city as if it had always been there and not shout down the houses around. The bricks and the colours of the window and door frames wed the colour scheme with that of the city, while the detailing resumes the layers and grids of the canal fronts. The Anne Frank House is restored as closely as possible to its original state. By stationing the entrance and exit far apart flows of visitors are kept separate; the Anne Frank Foundation and the houses included in the plan have entrances of their own. A light court creates a front section of house and Annex, and the split level and glazing round the void make for an open, transparent interior. The houses are fully oriented to the church (Westerkerk) and the south, and separated by a long passage from the offices on that floor. Hatches acting as sunbreaks shift with changes in the weather generating a facade which itself is constantly changing.

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Anne Frank House
Prinsengracht 263-267
Project is public!
Opening hours November 1 through March 31: Daily from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Saturdays from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm). April 1 through October 31: Daily from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, (Saturdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm). In July and August the museum is daily open till 10:00 pm. Last admittance 30 minutes prior to closing.
How to get there? Tram 13, 14 and 17, "Westermarkt" stop
Completion 1999
Floor area/size 3500 m2
ArchitectBenthem Crouwel Architekten
associate architectBureau Van der Wijst Interieurarchitecten
restauration consultantProf. dr. ir. C.L. Temminck Groll
artistRineke Dijkstra
restauration consultantVerlaan & Bouwstra architecten
Client Anne Frank Stichting, City of Amsterdam
Project ID 14059
Latitude/Longitude 52°22'31N 04°53'02E
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