Reopens! Royal Museum of Fine Arts completed by KAAN

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Architects
KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio).
Proyect team
Senior project leader.- Walter Hoogerwerf
Project team.- Valentina Bencic, Dennis Bruijn, Maicol Cardelli, Alice Colombo, Aksel Çoruh, Davis de Cos Roman, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Eva French i Gilabert, Michael Geensen, Narine Gyulkhasyan, Marco Jongmans, Martina Margini, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Laura Ospina, Maurizio Papa, Ismael Planelles Naya, Giacomo Rizzi, Ralph van Schipper, Kim Sneyders, Koen van Tienen, Niels Vernooij, Martin Zwinggi.
Collaborators
Management.- KAAN Architecten, in collaboration with Bureau Bouwtechniek, Antwerp.
Construction advisor, structural engineering, technical installations.- Royal Haskoning DHV, Rotterdam.
Physics, fire control.- Royal Haskoning DHV, Rotterdam; Bureau Bouwtechniek, Antwerp; KAAN Architecten, Rotterdam.
Lights and acoustics.- Royal Haskoning DHV, Rotterdam; KAAN Architecten, Rotterdam.
Restoration advisor.- Architectenbureau Fritz, Eperheide; KAAN Architecten, Rotterdam.
Fixed furniture.- KAAN Architecten, Rotterdam.
Client
Primary client.- Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en Media (Vlaamse Overheid).
Mandated client.- Het Facilitair Bedrijf (Vlaamse Overheid).
User.- Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (KMSKA).
Contractors
Phase 1.- P. Roegiers & co nv, Kruibeke.
Phase 2.- THV Artes Roegiers – Artes Woudenberg, Kruibeke / Brugge.
Budget

€ 66.000.000.

Area
30.000 sqm.
Dates
Design phase.- January 2010 – August 2022.
Construction.- December 2011 – August 2022.
Location
Leopold de Waelplaats 2, Antwerp, Belgium.

Kees Kaan. KAAN Architecten

KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam based architectural firm operating in a global context and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment. The studio, led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the studio.

Since the launch of the firm, KAAN Architecten has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working with the private and the public sector, with project teams that become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a profession that changes at a rapid pace. KAAN Architecten seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.

KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notion of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.

Selection of completed projects:

2017, B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague (NL)!
2016, De Bank – new KAAN Architecten’s office, Rotterdam (NL)
2016, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague (NL)!
2015, Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2013, Dreamhouse, Rotterdam (NL)!
2013, Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)!
2010, District Water Board Brabantse Delta, Breda (NL)
!2008, Crematorium Heimolen, Sint Niklaas (BE)!
2004, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague



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