Depot Dutch Maritime Museum

Kattenburgerstraat 7
Oostenlijk Havengebied
Liesbeth van der Pol
Atelier Zeinstra van der Pol (nu dok architecten)
Rijksgebouwendienst Noord-West
J.P. van Eesteren
Bus 22, stop Kattenburgerplein

Protected atmosphere

Precious museum pieces are stored and restoration work takes place in the depot of the Dutch Maritime Museum. For both functions, strict climatic requirements have to be met. For this reason, the building is largely closed and introverted, in accordance with the ‘box-in-box’ principle.

The entire storage space and a number of workshops are housed in a two-storey concrete box. A steel box which surrounds this contains all the servicing installations with their pipes and cables. Because the depot is not accessible to the public, a location within the walls of the highly secure naval base next to the museum could be used. The 90-metre-long building is clad entirely with titanium, a durable material which causes the building’s appearance to change with the changing light and weather conditions. (ARCAM/BU)


Hours & directions

Arcam is located at Prins Hendrikkade 600, Amsterdam. Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

‘s Lands Zeemagazijn (Maritime Museum)

D. Stalpaert, DOK Architecten (vernieuwing), Rappange Architecten (renovatie) en NEY + Partners (overkapping)