Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Has Been Outfitted with a New Entrance

 - Jun 12, 2014
References: mvrdv.nl & dezeen
Dutch studio MVRDV renovated a neoclassical chapel into the main entrance for The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, a modern art museum located in Schiedam, the Netherlands. Formerly, the museum's entrance was located in a basement that was difficult to navigate. The renovation of the chapel, which was built by Italian architect Jan Giudici in 1787, gives new purpose to an otherwise neglected space, making the entrance more obvious.

The architects were responsible for adding the bright red shelves, brightening up the somberly classic space. The shelves, which cover one full-height wall and all of the surrounding lower walls, incorporate the reception, cloakroom and cafe counter.

MVRDV co-founder Nathalie de Vries explains, "With one clear and monumental gesture, we have combined many functions whilst at the same time keeping the space as open and usable as possible."