New Rijksmuseum by Cruz y Ortiz

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Transformation.– Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, Seville.
Principals.- Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz.
Project Architect.- Muriel Huisman, Thomas Offermans.
Project Team
Tirma Reventós, Oscar García de la Cámara, Marije Ter. Steege, Alicia López, Juan Luis Mayén, Clara Hernández, Ana Vila, Victoria. Bernícola, Jan Kolle, Sara Gutiérrez, Marta Pelegrín, Iko Mennenga, Joaquin Pérez, Lourdes Gutierrez, and Carlos Arévalo.
Collaborators Consultants
Structural Engineering: ARCADIS. Mechanical and Civil Engineering: OVE ARUP. Construction Manager: JP van Eesteren. Conservation: Van Hoogevest Architecten. Landscape Architect: Copijn Landschapsarchitecten.
Collaborators Interior Design
Wilmotte & Associés SA, Paris. Principal: Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Project Interior Architect: Marleen Homan. Project Team: Bénédicte Ollier, Emilie Oliviero, Domenico Lo Rito, Flore Lenoir, Céline Seivert, Anne-Claire Grassler, Marc Dutoit, Dji-Ming Luk, Vanessa Adolphe, Alekos Santantonios.
Area / dimensions
Total building size.- 30,000 square metres. Total exhibition space.- 12,000 square metres. Total galleries.- 80 galleries. Atrium.- 2,250 square metres. Asian Pavilion.- 670 square metres. Garden / Outdoor Museum.- 14,500 square metres. Museum Shop.- 300 square metres. Walking distance.- The walking distance through the museum’s 80 galleries is a total of approximately 1.5 kilometres. Facilities.- Drawing School. Restored library. Auditorium. Museum shop in Atrium. Café in Atrium. Restaurant in the Philips Wing [from 2014].
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.
José Manuel Ballesteros, John Lewis Marshall, Myra May, Pedro Pegenaute.

Antonio Cruz, Antonio Ortiz. CRUZ Y ORTIZ ARQUITECTOS

Architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz started their professional careers in 1971, after graduating from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid. In addition to the transformation of the Rijksmuseum, their most well-known projects include the new Atletico de Madrid Stadium, which will also be the new Olympic Stadium if the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid is successful (due for completion in 2016); the Spanish Pavilion at the Hannover 2000 Expo; the Cartuja Stadium in Seville (1999); the extension to the SBB Railway Station in Basel, Switzerland (2003); Seville Public Library (1999); the Stadium of the Community of Madrid(2012); the Huelva Bus Station (1994); Santa Justa Railway Station in Seville (1991); and a housing project on Dona Maria Coronel Street, Seville (1976).

In 2002 Cruz y Ortiz opened a studio in Amsterdam, and the firm's other Dutch projects include the Atelier Building (Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, 2007), residences Patio Sevilla (Ceramique - Maastricht, 2000) and Java-eiland (Amsterdam, 1994).

Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have been visiting professors at the Lausanne and Zurich polytechnics as well as at Cornell and Columbia universities and at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Pamplona. They have held the Kenzo Tange Professorship at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and since 2004 have been honorary professors at the Universidad de Sevilla and occupied the Catedra Blanca at the Escuela de Arquitectura. Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have received, among others, the Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Espanola, the Premio Ciudad de Sevilla, the Premio Ciudad de Madrid, the Brunei 92 International Award, the Premio Construmat and the Premio de la Fundacion C.E.O.E. On two occasions, they have been runners-up for the Mies van der Rohe Award. In 1997 they were awarded the Gold Medal of Andalusia for their work in the field of architecture, and in 2008 they obtained the Premio Andalucia de Arquitectura for the Basel Railway Station extension.




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