|Cut-and-dried: Roof extension KABK
Guided tour Tuesday 16 October 6 PM
On Tuesday 16 October HaAC visits the newly completed roof extension of the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK). The tour, led by Piet Grouls and Klaas van der Molen (architects van Mourik), starts at 6 PM at the entrance of the academy on the Prinsessegracht.
In the late 90s architects Van Mourik made the design for the new building of the Academy in the center of The Hague. Two national monuments were renovated, expanded and merged into one unilocation. In 2010, van Mourik architects was commissioned to make a plan for an expansion of the complex. The design for the roof expansion on one of the national monuments (Buys and Lürssen, 1936) is a first step. The roof expansion is a fully transparent volume constructed from steel and glass. The floor to ceiling windows offer views of the Ministries, the historic center of The Hague and the courtyard of the academy. The application of a smart installation and movable walls make the interior flexible to use and suitable for various functions (education, exhibitions of student work, office space). And because it is designed as a light and reversible component, the roof building may in the future be dismantled without affecting the young monument.
Read more about this project in HAACS #02 and www.architectenvanmourik.nl.
/ Date: 16 October 2012
• 18:00 Meet at entrance KABK, Prinsessegracht 4
• KABK tour, led by Piet Grouls and Klaas van der Molen
• Subsequently, drinks in the canteen of the Royal Academy
/ Photos: Teo Krijgsman
On behalf of the Hague Architecture Café: Corine Choice, Judith Schotanus, Dolf Langerak, Joop Bolster, Joke Stolk, Leo Oorschot, Raúl Wallaart, Angela Lott, Lotte Zaaijer, Robin Jongejan, Melvin Kaersenhout, Regien Kroeze, Paul de Vries, Vivian Hofstede and Tim de Boer