Fokke Moerel, MVRDV project manager of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Art Depot will lecture on the design and concept of the building. The lecture is open to the public and will be in Dutch.
The building with a surface of 15.000m2 is an open art depot featuring exhibition halls, a sculpture roof garden and a restaurant. The public can see what’s going on behind the scenes in a museum and private art collectors will be able to store their own collection in ideal Museum conditions. The design – a reflective round volume – responds to its surroundings, Rotterdam’s Museumpark in which it will be completed in 2017.
The location of the building, the northern tip of Rotterdam's Museumpark was chosen by the city in an urban plan by OMA has lead to local controversy and two petitions about the building. One in favour, one against.
Rotterdam Library, Library Theatre, Friday, May 30st, 2014, at 16:00h
Across the street from the library is the construction site of MVRDV's Markthal.