Van Gogh Museum Building, Kisho Kurokawa Amsterdam, Architecture Holland, Photos, Architect

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Dutch Arts Development by Kisho Kurokawa in The Netherlands, Europe

Van Gogh Museum – Exhibition Wing

Dates built: 1990-98/99

Design: Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect

Location: south west of the city centre, easy to find, just follow the main pedestrian route from Dam Square out to the museum quarter.

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photos © Adrian Welch

This Van Gogh Museum building is the most important European building by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, whose work is mostly located in Japan.

Kisho Kurokawa

Location: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum building : original by Gerrit Rietveld

Van Gogh Museum – Exhibition Wing architect : Kisho Kurokawa

Building seen in distance from southwest across the park:
Van Gogh Museum
photograph © AJW

Amsterdam Architecture – contemporary building information
UNStudio Tower
photo © Christian Richters

Amsterdam Buildings – historic building information
Amsterdam Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam Walking Tours

Kisho Kurokawa (born 1934 in Nagoya ; died 2007 in Tokyo ) was a Japanese architect, a representatives of Metabolism. Winner of Gold medal of the Academy of Architecture, France (1986) and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum International Architecture Award (2006).

Key buildings include Pacific Tower, La Défense ; Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima City ; German-Japanese Center, Berlin ; Capsule Hotel, Osaka ; and the Museum in Nagoya, Nagoya.

Museum Building Designs

Dutch Buildings

Amsterdam Architecture Designs – selection below:

Diamond Exchange
Design: ZJA
Diamond Exchange Amsterdam building
photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as  a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

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