Analysis Centraal Museum 2012
Starting point for the design and restructuring of the Centraal Museum in 2013, was the joint vision, as unfolded earlier by Soda and the Centraal Museum in the 2012 bid book.
After a comprehensive joint analysis of the building complex, its surroundings and the Museum organization, the following conclusions were drawn up as a basis for the restructuring finished in 2016.
– The garden will serve as a point of reference and relaxation area for the visitor
– Routing must become self-evident
– The visibility of the museum must be increased
– The public spaces will be relocated to the outer shell of the building complex so that they can be utilized independently. This opens the possibility of wider programmability and hiring them out.
– The building will be connected to its surroundings by creating see-through views and the relocation of entrances
– The main entrance will be relocated tot the Agnietenstraat opposite the Nijntje Museum, enhancing its visibility, and enabling the use of shared facilities.
– The Central Museum is not in a world of its own, but will be embedded in the (future) metropolitan environment. The planned new Vaartse Rijn railway station will positively affect the Museum Quarter, and the Centraal Museum wants to position itself emphatically in the new traffic flow to the station.
– Monumental spaces which cannot be climate-controlled, will be redeveloped as public spaces. Spaces that consequently fall free will be converted to exhibition areas, where possible.