A museum supportive of its artwork

Construction of Voorlinden Museum in Wassenaar

With the construction of the Voorlinden Museum, one of the largest private collections of modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands (owned by Mr J. van Caldenborgh) now has a permanent home. Cordeel was the main contractor for the superstructure and coordinated the entire project. The museum garden was designed by Piet Oudolf. The high-quality finishing and natural ingress of light made this a very special assignment.
Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar
Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar

Project properties

Project name
Construction of Voorlinden Museum in Wassenaar
Location
Buurtweg 90, Wassenaar
Client
Caldic Collectie
Category
Culture
Surface
6,000 m²
Architect
Kraaijvanger Architects
Engineering
Pieters bouwtechniek
Type of contract
Traditional
Period
01/2014 - 09/2016

Coordination of the project team

The building provides space for the removal and installation of temporary exhibitions and for displaying the permanent collection as well as fixed works of art. As the main contractor for the superstructure, in addition to carrying out various works, we also coordinated the entire project with a team comprising representatives from 11 different parties. A challenging process which we can look back on with pride.

Unique floor

An extra layer of reinforcement was applied to a concrete floor (1.2 metres thick), especially to support the heavy steel sculpture 'Open Ended'. This raised the floor load of the hall in question to about 2,000 kilos per square metre, twice that of the rest of the museum.

Highlight

The museum was officially opened in the presence of King Willem-Alexander on 10 September 2016.