Designed by Rotterdam architects OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), this exhibition building is a key piece in the work of the now world-famous Rem Koolhaas. Along with Fumi Hoshino, he created the controversial design, which was completed in 1992.
The compact exhibition building houses a surprising amount of exhibition space: 3,300 square meters, divided into three large halls, a photo gallery and a design gallery. Not forgetting the spacious auditorium, a cafe/restaurant, a bookshop and a VIP room. Due to the arrangement of the space, up The Kunsthal can house as much as five to six exhibitions simultaneously.
The building is very distinctive because of the various contrasting materials that it is made of. Cheap yet expensive and, elegant yet banal. They overlap and integrate to truly make this building one of a kind.
Since the reopening of the Kunsthal in 2014. UrbanGuides give tours through this controversial building. In 75 minutes,an architecture guide will take you through both the Kunsthal and the adjacent Museum Park. OMA worked together with landscape architect Yves Brunier, who was responsible for the redesign of this exceptional park.
Price per guide: € 85,- ex. tax. // Max. 20 persons per guide // More info? Call +31 10 433 22 31