Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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Music Building / BIMhuis
"The atmosphere in the offices is intended to be 'atelier like'; the layout is flexible (light walls) and can be subdivided into larger or smaller units." says Adam Mork from 3XN Architects, about the documentary offices, part of the larger project - BIMhuis.
By: 3XN Architects
Front cafe in the evening.
- Project Name: Het Muziekgebouw / BIMhuis (Music Building / BIMhuis)
- Client: Municipality of Amsterdam
- Project Type: Public building
- Architect: 3XN Architects / Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Kim Christiansen
- Design Team: Kim Herforth Nielsen (principal architect) with Palle Holsting (project managing architect), Rasmus Kristian Holm, Torben Ostergaard, Ole Ostergaard, Uffe Bay-Schmidt, Flemming Christiansen, Eva Hard, Troels Chresten Hojlund, Poul Jorgensen.
- Local Architect: ABT
- Contractor/s: BAM BV, The Netherlands
- Date of commencement of project: 1997
- Date of completion of project: 2005
- Location of site: Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Built-up Area: 18.000 m2
- Cost of Construction: € 45,000,000
Words from the 3XN Architects on Het Muziekgebouw / BIMHUIS (Music Building / BIMhuis)
The Music Building has a unique location at the head of Piet Heinkade.
It faces the Fjord Ij on two sides, and also the canal of Zouthaven and the bypassing road.
It has a fourth facade towards the tall, neighboring hotel and the suspended plaza, and last, but not least, a fifth facade towards the sky; visible to the hotel residents and cruise ship passengers. This highly exposed location is exploited to all of it's potential.
Three important aspects have been addressed:
- Transparency - the building reveals its interior.
- Light - a flood of daylight shapes the elements. At night time light is given back, turning the building into a lantern.
- Human - being a landmark gesture towards the Ij, the building is never the less dissolved into human scale details on approach.
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