Neutelings Riedijk Architects have revealed the final design for the expansion and renovation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. With construction set to begin in October 2015, the rejuvenation scheme will see the renovation of 20,000m2 of the existing museum and the construction of an additional 19,000m2. Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break. The expansion project was prompted by the absorption of the Zoological Museum in Amsterdam and National Herbarium of Leiden into the existing Natural History Museum 'Naturalis'. Upon completion, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center will house the museum's displays, employees, and 37-million strong collection of artifacts. Containing the only T-Rex dinosaur skeleton outside of the USA, the museum's catalogue will place it within the top five of its kind in the world.
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