SELECTION OF PROJECTS FROM THE PAST YEARS
Municipal Museum SchiedamIn May 2022, the Municipal Museum Schiedam reopened. Soda was, together with Bordewijk/De Adviseurs, responsible for the design and the renovation. Exhibition halls, circulation areas and visitor spaces were renewed and adapted to highest museum requirements within the possibilities of the building being a national monument. Museum GoudaSoda is currently conducting a designing study for Museum Gouda in which improving the visitor experience, the routing and increasing the accessibility of the museum are central issues. In addition, in collaboration with Energetica-Advies, Soda is analysing the museum functionalities and the possibilities of improving the sustainability of the historical building complex.
Textile MuseumThe Textile Museum (Tilburg) has ambitious plans to renovate. Mecanoo and engineering firm ABT are asked for a design study regarding the redevelopment of the Textile Museum and its surroundings. Soda has been invited to give preliminary advice as to how the core triangle 'TextielMuseum-TextielLab-education' may optimally take shape in a new context. Miffy MuseumSoda is working on the new expansion of the Miffy Museum (Utrecht). Earlier, in 2016, Soda completed the transformation of the Dick Bruna House into the Miffy Museum. The Miffy Museum subsequently became such a enormous success in terms of visitor numbers that Soda was asked to design both an extension and a redesign of the existing museum. Upon completion the museum is ready to welcome 175,000 visitors a year - and even more.Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Soda is currently designing a new collectionexhibition ('Remix') for the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (MKK, Dortmund), which will open February 2023. Dortmunder U Since 2017, Soda has been working on various assignments for the 'Dortmunder U'. This former brewery houses several cultural institutions including the Museum Ostwall. Soda examined how the identity of the Dortmunder U as a whole could be strengthened: from the central entry hall to the high, open escalator space.
Museum Ostwall > exhibitionsAfter Soda renovated the Museum Ostwall - located in the Dortmunder U (DU) - as well as the joint exhibition space of the DU, Soda designed (and is designing) several exhibitions for the museum, including 'Flowers!' which opened in April 2022. Soda is currently designing the next collection exhibition, 'Re-reading MO', which will open May 2023. Centraal Museum > redesign Soda successfully carried out the redesign - including research and concept - of the Centraal Museum Utrecht (design by Soda+). The Centraal Museum was nominated in 2018 for the EMYA, the European Museum of the Year Award. Important elements were the connection of the building to the city, the integration into the environment, the visitor routing, multifunctional spaces, the entrance/shopping area, the catering and the garden.Open Air Museum > Craft WorkshopSoda transformed the former entrance building of the Dutch Open Air Museum into a 'Crafts Workshop': a multifunctional space where visitors can learn about crafts by experimenting with them themselves.Dutch Open Air Museum Soda designed in 2021 the exhibition 'Makers in the Picture' for the Dutch Open Air Museum in which contemporary craftsmen are in focus. Museum Oud AmelisweerdIn 2016 the 'EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards' in the category ‘Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses of cultural heritage’ was awarded to Museum Oud Amelisweerd. The jury praised the outstanding conservational and museological aspects of the project all through. Soda and restoration architect Krijn van den Ende (BBOR) took the monumental building itself as a starting point for all their ideas and interventions. Africa MuseumSoda developed in 2019 for the Africa Museum a preliminary design for the entrance area, ticket office, cloakroom, shop, café and the adjacent exhibition spaces. Furthermore, Soda renovated several exhibition rooms in the oldest part of the museum. Rijksmuseum Boerhaave For the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave (Leiden), Soda designed the entrance-area, the shop, the cafe and the rentable spaces. The museum reopened in 2017.