Miffy MuseumOn the 21th of June 2023 the renewed nijntje museum (Utrecht) opened. Soda was responsible for the design of the renovation and new building. 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 in 2022 a designing study 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. Zaans MuseumSoda conducted in 2023 a design study for the Zaans Museum. The cause was two-fold: the repositioning of the museum in relation to the neighbouring Zaanse Schans and the sustainability and renovation of the building. The experiencing of the surrounding landscape and the unique history of it were the starting points for Soda's design.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. 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. Netherlands' Photo MuseumPrior to the decision for the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam) to move to a new location, Soda created in 2023 a new layout for the entrance area, routing, exhibition spaces and secondary functions in the current Las Palmas building. The motivation was the need for a improved orientation, visibility and wayfinding.Textile MuseumThe Textile Museum (Tilburg) has ambitious renovation plans. Mecanoo and ABT Engineers have been invited to submit an explorative design. Formerly, together with the museum, Soda developed in 2022 a vision paper on the functional, logistical and fundamental opportunities.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. 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.Centraal Museum > squareFor the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Soda developed a system whereby façade windows were made suitable for displaying video art. In addition, Soda designed a flexible pedestal for presenting artworks in the Nicolaaskerkhof, including matching seating furniture.Centraal Museum > hospitalityIn anticipation of the redesign, Soda designed a museum cafe (2011), a gaderobe (2010) and a temporary entrance and museum shop (2010).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. 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.Museum ArnhemSoda designed the museum cafe (2007) and the entrance & museum shop (2008) for the Museum Arnhem.