Soda is currently 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 (see also 'Advice'). 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.
The new extension - almost 900 m2 - is located at the rear of the listed building in which the museum is located. This will not only provide the museum with a new theatre hall, catering facilities and extra exhibition spaces, but also many extra facilities such as toilets, a cloakroom, stimulus-free spaces and more attention for children with disabilities. Upon completion the museum is ready to welcome 175,000 visitors a year - and even more. The opening of the renovated museum is scheduled for the summer of 2023.
The photo below shows how the bolted steel structure for the extension reached the highest point on the 12th of October 2022. Everything for the new building has been designed in such a way that the entire timber frame construction - in which the new building is constructed - could be fixed against this steel structure in just a few weeks' time.