At the edge of the Weerwater, the Kunstlinie building by Japanse architect SANAA, is a contemporary monument. A vast reorganisation created the KAF - a new space for theatre and art. This allowed for a reshuffle of program within the building, including a new space for contemporary art.
Image: Makkink & Bey tijdens 'House of Arts'
In the monumental architectural landscape, the southeast corner of the vast building is reserved for contemporary art. In order to make this possible, the existing office spaces have been transformed into exhibition spaces, by creating a circular routing towards and along the facade.
The original corridors is kept intact, but passes through a landscape of coulisses. This allows for flexibility, but keeps the original design concept of 'infinite rooms' intact.
A new passage along the spectacular facade makes a new circuit.
The unique construction, made of massive steel slabs, is left standing to keep an image of the original rooms. At the same time, these seemingly random slabs are perceived as objects on display themselves, exhibited in the open space.
Every exhibition space has a direct relation with the surrounding water.
René van Zuuk tijdens 'House of Arts'