As viewed from the southeast, the Kunsthal is intersected by a service road Architecture (OMA), cofounded by Dutch design mastermind Rem Koolhaas, Hon . Masterclass Rem Koolhaas — Exclusive for students. Specially for its 25th anniversary, on Thursday 2 November the Kunsthal will focus on. The architect Rem Koolhaas was asked to draw up a design for the present location on the Westzeedijk. His first design, Kunsthal Hoboken Draft Plan (27 April.

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The work immediately attracted wide international attention for such features as its knsthal use of material, the position of the entrance, and the steep ramps. The Kunsthal was officially opened on 1 November Read more about the history of the Kunsthal here.

The ramp that runs right through the building bridges the difference in height of six metres and links the Museumpark with the Westzeedijk, the Hoboken area kunstahl the Park. Besides being an exhibition venue, as an entrance and gateway to the Museumpark the Kunsthal is also a traffic intersection and meeting place for various public flows.


Each exhibition space has its own character and atmosphere, use of material and format.

Images of Kunsthal by Rem Koolhaas

Daylight is filtered through various layers; the alternation of window and matt glass affords surprising vistas, making the Kunsthal very suitable for all kinds of exhibitions. The Kunsthal building has many faces.

As a whole it seems straightforward: This rooftop tower bears the characteristic black-and-white logo of the Kunsthal as well as providing cooling and ventilation. Its appearance on one side is calm and lucid, while on the other side it is fragmented like a collage of separate elements.

The various parts of the building seem to be lightly piled on top of each other and several ramps traverse the structure to produce a spiral route through the building.

Kunsthal/Rem Koolhaas

The continuous ramp winds its way upwards and links the different exhibition spaces. Thus the floor plate under the main exhibition space on the dyke is slightly higher than street level, so that this part of the building seems to float.

On the roof there is a bright orange steel girder that sticks out over the edge of the roof for one and a half metres — as if someone has left it lying there by mistake.


After an intense renovation lasting seven months, the Kunsthal reopened on 1 February The result of the renovation supervised by OMA is a sustainable building that is easier to access and to run.

The main entrance has been moved to the Museumpark.

The splendid auditorium with a seating capacity of more than is used by the Kunsthal eem programme activities, but it can now also be rented separately as a location for events. The themes of the activities vary depending on the exhibitions.

The Building – Kunsthal

The Kunsthal in Rotterdam is one of the icons of modern architecture and is visited every year by large numbers of architecture lovers from all over the world. Architecture with many faces The Kunsthal building has many faces.

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