Reviving Cultural Spaces Through Design: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Transformation

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Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is a municipal museum for contemporary artwork and owns a nice assortment of works by artists corresponding to Karel Appel, Lucebert, Constant and Corneille.  MVRDV lately reworked this spectacular museum in The Netherlands into an interesting area for displaying artwork in addition to for rest. The focus of the undertaking is a neoclassical Giudici chapel, which till lately stood uncared for. The transformation unites all of the demanded programme in a collection of huge ebook cabinets, which include the reception desk, wardrobe, the museum retailer, the cafe counter and numerous areas for displaying artwork.

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Nathalie de Vries said on behalf of MVRDV: “With one clear and monumental gesture, we’ve got mixed many features while on the similar time preserving the area as open and usable as attainable. The design is respectful in the direction of the spectacular and grandiose but on the similar time austere chapel, while including qualities the area lacked, offering new features.” As the chapel is a listed monument, the transformation couldn’t change the prevailing construction; in response to the architects, the shelf is constructed in MDF and respectfully meanders across the historic parts corresponding to home windows and columns. Perforations within the backs of the cabinets keep away from issues with humidity. The greater cabinets play an acoustic position while others spotlight merchandise through the use of inbuilt LED armatures. Photography: Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

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