Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is a municipal museum for modern paintings and owns a unbelievable assortment of works by artists similar to Karel Appel, Lucebert, Constant and Corneille. MVRDV simply recently reworked this spectacular museum in The Netherlands into an fascinating space for displaying paintings along with for relaxation. The focus of the problem is a neoclassical Giudici chapel, which until recently stood neglected. The transformation unites all the demanded programme in a set of giant information cupboards, which embrace the reception desk, wardrobe, the museum retailer, the cafe counter and quite a few areas for displaying paintings.
Nathalie de Vries stated on behalf of MVRDV: With one clear and monumental gesture, we have combined many options whereas on the same time sustaining the world as open and usable as attainable. The design is respectful within the path of the spectacular and grandiose however on the same time austere chapel, whereas together with qualities the world lacked, providing new options. As the chapel is a listed monument, the transformation could not change the prevailing development; in accordance with the architects, the shelf is constructed in MDF and respectfully meanders throughout the historic elements akin to house home windows and columns. Perforations inside the backs of the cupboards avoid points with humidity. The higher cupboards play an acoustic place whereas others highlight merchandise by means of using inbuilt LED armatures. [Photography: Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee]