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The Paleisbrug / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 21

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Rotterdam Central Station / West 8 + Benthem Crouwel Architects + MVSA Architects

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Luke Harley © Jannes Linders + 27

Grotius Building of Radboud University Nijmegen / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 39

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  16300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 25

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  135
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Rijksmuseum Revisited: The Dutch National Museum One Year On

The Rijksmuseum, which reopened last year after a decade of restoration and remodelling, is a museum dedicated to “the Dutchness of Dutchness.” Pierre Cuypers, the building's original architect, began designing this neogothic cathedral to Dutch art in 1876; it opened in 1885 and has stood guard over Amsterdam's Museumplein ever since.

Over the centuries, the building suffered a series of poorly executed 'improvements': intricately frescoed walls and ceilings were whitewashed; precious mosaics broken; decorative surfaces plastered over; and false, parasitic ceilings hung from the walls. Speaking in his office overlooking the Rijksmuseum’s monumental south west façade, Director of Collections Taco Dibbits noted how the most appalling damage was incurred during the mid-20th century: “everything had been done to hide the original building […but] Cruz y Ortiz [who won the competition to redesign the Rijks in 2003] embraced the existing architecture by going back to the original volumes of the spaces as much as possible.”

For Seville-based Cruz y Ortiz, choosing what to retain and what to restore, what to remodel and what to ignore were, at times, difficult to balance. Cruz y Ortiz found their answer in the mantra: 'Continue with Cuypers'. They threw the original elements of the building into relief but did not act as aesthetes for the 'ruin'. In contrast to David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap's restoration of Berlin's Neues Museum, for instance, Cruz y Ortiz rigorously implemented a clean visual approach that favoured clarity over confusion. What is original, what is restored, and what is new mingle together in a melting pot of solid, understated architectural elements. Sometimes this approach contradicted Cuyper's original intentions; however, more often than not it complements them in a contemporary way.

Courtesy of Rijksmuseum. Image © John Lewis Marshall Courtesy of Rijksmuseum / Great Hall. Image © Jannes Linders Courtesy of Rijksmuseum / Gallery of Honour. Image © Iwan Baan Courtesy of Rijksmuseum / Cuyper's Library Restored. Image © Iwan Baan + 39

Rotterdam Centraal / Team CS

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  • Architects: West 8, Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en van Schooten Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Ziggo Dome / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  49000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 27

Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© Myra May © Rijksmuseum © Jannes Linders © Pedro Pegenaute + 27

Wilo / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 36

Fletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders Courtesy of Rene van Dongen © Jannes Linders + 23

Amsterdam Museum / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1375
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Datacenter AM3 / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

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