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Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld

  • 01:00 - 14 October, 2010
Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld
Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld

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    Kröller-Müller Museum, Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    Gerrit Rietveld
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From the architect. In 1955, Gerrit Rietveld (1884-1964) designed a pavilion for the display of small sculptures at the Third International Sculpture Exhibition in Arnhem’s Sonsbeek Park. This ‘Sonsbeek Pavilion’ was intended as a temporary structure, and it was dismantled when the exhibition was over. However, many people had been greatly impressed by its simplicity, and ten years later, on the initiative of several Dutch architects, the building found a permanent home in the Kröller-Müller Museum’s sculpture garden, under a new name: the ‘Rietveld Pavilion’. On 8 May 1965 the pavilion was officially inaugurated with an exhibition of sculptures by Barbara Hepworth.

From the very outset, the maintenance of the Rietveld Pavilion was a constant source of concern. The main questions were how to protect the minimalist structure (made of concrete, brick, steel, glass, wood and paint) against the ravages of time without compromising its delicate, temporary character, and how to preserve this more or less faithful replica of the Arnhem pavilion (which was originally intended to be temporary) for posterity. Every conceivable method was considered and tried, from conservation and restoration to copying and replacing parts of the building, but it eventually became clear that the structure was beyond saving.

The 1965 pavilion has now been disassembled. Today, in 2010, the museum has rebuild the structure with new materials, while adhering as closely as possible to Gerrit Rietveld’s original design. Wherever possible, parts of the 1965 pavilion that were still in adequate condition have been reused. Construction work began in January 2010 and finished in September of this year. The new, third version of the pavilion now stands in the museum’s sculpture garden, preserving Rietveld’s world-famous design for the future.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld" 14 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/81555/rietveld-pavilion-at-the-kroller-muller-sculpture-garden/>
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Fresh Haus · April 29, 2016

love it

fabi perazolo :) · May 15, 2012

achei o que eu queria http://t.co/gySt7xJV <3

fateme · May 03, 2012

hi
i^m an architecture student and i was not so interested to that but when i read your articles and study about them i changed a lot
i will be so happy if you guide me about some temporary pavilions or pavilions in small scale!
i mean some thing like an small exhibit

David Hill · August 02, 2011

#designoftheday Gerrit Rietveld designed a super "temporary" pavillion for sculpture in 1955. Light,airy,still standing. http://t.co/aOjsptf

Mauricio · February 04, 2011

great building!
where i can found the plans?

aikenjones · December 21, 2010

Great architect. I like this place.

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C. J. · October 21, 2010

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Najla · October 20, 2010

What caught my eye about this building is its simplicity. It blends with the environment yet gives a statement. It appears to have no boundaries for there is no direct separation between the indoor and the outdoor. It could be also considered a sculpture itself due to the choice of materials used.

Stacey Cornelius · October 15, 2010

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ohtwo · October 15, 2010

Nice. Airy, elegant, serene.

Molly Matlock · October 15, 2010

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bouwkunst · October 15, 2010

beautiful, and built with basic, inexpensive materials as well (a dutch tradition it seems..), well photographed!

Francesc Cantarell · October 15, 2010

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up_today_arch · October 14, 2010

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DEZIGN · October 14, 2010

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Jason Strong · October 14, 2010

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Erik Joya · October 14, 2010

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Evan Troxel · October 14, 2010

I really love the side-stacked block, and the structural detailing is really nice. But I have one question:

Why the glass panels?

Lime · October 14, 2010

Just love the vent bricks

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