Maritiem Museum Rotterdam entrance redevelopment
Client: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Brief: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam entrance redevelopment
Projectteam: Ramin Visch, Rick Abbenbroek, Jonna Klumpenaar
Status: realized in 2010
Area: 1.100 m²
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An inviting meeting place
The Maritime Museum in Rotterdam at the Leuvehaven - opened in 1985 and designed by Wim Quist - got a brand new entrance designed by Studio Ramin Visch.
Where previously gray prevailed, chose Visch for a warm orange as main color. It starts out with a red carpet - but not on the floor, but in steel on the facade and a canopy to the ceiling. This is already outside the museum a welcoming gesture and the recognition of the previously neutral rather enlarged building - a frontier in the design of Visch. The entire ceiling is red, just like the ticket and information counter and a number of walls. Again, the ceilings of steel, like the locker wall, which give the space a subtly maritime experience and the ship feeling.
The red floor fits nicely with the gray Belgian limestone, which in addition to the red sitting objects also tables and benches in natural wood stand. Above the table hang like a second ceiling red ship lights, gives this part of the entrance hall a more intimate character, and both large and small groups will be pleasant to linger. The colors, shapes and materials created an inviting lounge - an important design requirement is met: the Maritime Museum will be a meeting place for the public.