“A fold in the roof gives way to an adventurous mountain trail and a lookout post.”
“Water safety was the key reason for the development of the Biesbosch Museum Island,” explained the studio. “As part of a national water safety programme, the 4450-hectare Noordwaard polder has been turned into a water-retention area.”
An organic restaurant and art exhibition spaces are located in the new wing, which is affixed to the south-west of the original museum.
The design of the building is intended to minimise energy consumption.
Heat-resistant glass and the green roof help to insulate the building throughout the year, while a biomass stove maintains the temperature on cooler days. Water is pumped through the same pipework on warm days to help cool the building.
Wastewater is filtered through willow beds and the purified water redirected into the adjacent wetlands. The willows can be harvested and used as kindling for the biomass stove.The museum before renovation
It is hoped the improvement in water quality will help entice salmon and sturgeon back to the region.
Photography is by Ronald Tilleman.
Architecture: Studio Marco Vermeulen
Exhibition design: Studio Joyce Langezaal
Project management: Edion Bouw en Management
Structure: Raadgevend Ingenieursburo van Nunen, W5A Structures
Building contractor: Staton Bouw
Climate system: WVI
Green roof: Van Helvoirt
Installations: Overdevest Adviseurs
Fire prevention: moBius Consult
Site plan top view – click for larger image
Ground floor site plan – click for larger image
First floor site plan – click for larger image
Section A – click for larger image
Section B – click for larger image
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