Bonnefanten Cupola by Aldo Rossi

Bonnefanten Cupola by Aldo Rossi I56A6052

Bonnefanten Cupola by Aldo Rossi

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. A design of Aldo Rossi.

The Museum Site:

The Building

The Bonnefantenmuseum, designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, is a splendid addition to the skyline of Maastricht. Featuring the famous Treppenstraße (monumental stairs) that leads to the exhibition rooms, its undisputed highlight is the cupola; the distinctive tower on the banks of the Maas. Rossi regarded the museum as a ‘viewing factory’.

The Bonnefantenmuseum is built in an E-shape, with four storeys and a separate, distinctive tower on the banks of the Maas. The main entrance is on the Avenue Céramique and there is a second entrance by the Café Ipanema. Most of the public areas are situated on the ground floor: the entrance hall, museum shop, auditorium, café and tower room. The museum galleries are higher up; collection on the first floor and temporary exhibitions on the second and third floors. At the top of the central wing is a ‘print room’. The exhibition space totals over 4,000 m².

As the museum has acquired part of his archive I also found a planning idea for a part of The Hague:

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