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Grand opening of the Boijmans van Beuningen depot

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On November 6, 2021, the Boijmans van Beuningen depot finally opened its doors to the public. The day before, there was the grand opening ceremony with King Willem-Alexander who officially opened the building. Everything was of course dominated by art. A small fireworks display heralded the festivities and expressive dancers danced along the facade of the shiny building. Since the dancers were reflected in the surface, the spectacle was even more impressive.

A look behind the scenes

The art depot in Rotterdam is the first publicly accessible warehouse for works of art in the world. As a visitor, you can not only look at the art objects from the 13th century to today, but also see how they are conserved and restored. Also definitely worth a visit is the small park on the roof with a beautiful view over Rotterdam and the restaurant on the 6th floor. But not only the building itself has been designed in an extraordinary way, the restaurant has also been given a very creative and flexible style. The tables can be folded up so that an appealing hall is created.

Our Compact doors can be used just as flexibly. The folding doors were used here as dividing walls in the building and thus provide a subdivision of the various warehouses. Watch the videos and photos for an impression.

Compact doors for valuable treasures

In this unique building, valuable treasures are preserved for eternity. In order to be able to safely store all these art objects, it was decided to use our Compact folding doors as flexible partitions. One of the reasons to choose our doors was the space-saving design. Due to the many ventilation systems and other pipes, it was very important that there was sufficient space on the ceiling. The lighting in the corridors and halls was also not allowed to be blocked when the doors are open. It was decided to design the doors in such a way that they match the atmosphere of the rooms. All doors were therefore executed in shades of gray with full glazing. Read more about this project here.

Photos: Copyright MVRDV, Ossip van Duivenbode

Source: Boijmans van Beuningen depot

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