Soda has an ample know-how in the field of architecture, ranging from the design of a private guest space to the renovation of a museum in a monumental building. Starting from a sense of history combined with the knowledge that a building's use often changes over time, Soda pursues clear designs that are able to follow changing demands or differences in use.
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. On the 21th of June the renewed museum will open her doors.Museum GoudaRecently, Soda started investigative designs for Museum Gouda. Improvements to the visitor experience, routing and enhancing its appeal take centre stage. Furthermore, Soda, in collaboration with Energetica Advies, is analysing the museum's functionalities and the possibility for making the historic cluster of buildings more sustainable. 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. 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. In April 2022, the Crafts Workshop was officially opened.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.
Museum OstwallThe Dortmunder U (DU) is a striking landmark building in Dortmund. After reinforcing the identity of the DU as a whole with a combination of interventions, Soda renovated the Museum Ostwall and the joint exhibition hall , both located in the DU. 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.Afrika Museum Soda developed in 2019 for the Afrika 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. 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. Kilsdonk MillIn 2010 SODA+ won the competition to design a new visitor centre and a miller's house for the Kilsdonk Mill. For both buildings, a maximum relation was sought with the surrounding landscape, the history of the location and the identity of the organisation/residents. Sustainability was another important feature. This approach by Soda+ was one of the reasons why the Kilsdonk Mill Foundation won the Brabant Culture Prize.