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Art and culture

Arts and culture are more and more recognized in society. Cities are opting for a balanced distribution of cultural offerings and looking for new locations outside the centres. Downtown venues already in place will be upgraded and existing buildings made suitable for reuse in the arts and culture sector.

Housing of museums and theatres is to meet high and specific requirements in terms of climate, sound and acoustics. A new development is the increasing demand for multipurpose buildings to spread costs. Theatres want to be able to host festivals and concerts in addition to theatrical performances.

ABT has years of experience in the cultural sector. As a result, we understand our clients’ challenges and issues. We serve a broad clientele in the arts and culture sector; governments at home and abroad, museums and artists who have found ABT to be a partner with a passion for materials and forms.

Projects

In the renovation of the National Holocaust Museum, ABT provides the integral consultancy for the structures, installations, building physics, fire safety and acoustics. ABT was also involved in the realization of the Boijmans van Beuningen Depot. In this project, our façade consultants assisted MVRDV in the search for the best construction method for the spectacular façade. In addition, ABT supported the structural design of the entire building.

Projects

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

Depot Boijmans van Beuningen

In November 2021, His Majesty the King opened the Valhalla of Art and Collection Management: Boijmans van Beuningen Depot. All 151,000 objects accessible to the public in one location and under one roof. A world first! Our façade consultants assisted MVRDV to find the best construction method for the spectacular façade. In addition, we supported the structural engineering of the entire building.

Renovation Museum Arnhem

Renovation Museum Arnhem

Museum Arnhem temporarily closed its doors in 2017 for a large-scale renovation. The museum was partially demolished, partially renovated and new construction took place. The new building involved one above-ground level and two underground levels (three in total). ABT provided the implementation design for the museum's structure and foundation.

Forum Groningen

Forum Groningen

Forum Groningen is an iconic cultural complex consisting of eleven floors. Below the building is a five basement parking garage consisting of approximately four hundred parking spaces and 1,500 bicycle parking spaces. ABT played an important role in realizing the principles of the architectural concept.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

An iconic museum building, its façade designed and modelled so that concrete appears silky smooth. Commissioned by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, ABT provided the architectural design, construction management, 3D digitization and technical design of Naturalis' unique façade. The concrete relief sculptures were designed by Iris van Herpen.