The historic part of the building, dating from 1914, has been renovated to become a museum café and event hall. The new museum structure is characterised by strategic sightlines that make the most of the park-like setting, blending inside and outside in a seamless whole. Besides exhibiting parts of the permanent collection, the building also offers space for exhibitions, administrative offices and a restoration workshop.
The museum has an inviting appearance, clear layout and a surprisingly light, airy quality of space. In it, Van Heeswijk repeats his distinctive use of natural materials like stone, glass and steel.
Museum MORE, Gorssel, Netherlands
Program : museum
Architects : Hans van Heeswijk architecten
Landscape design : Michael van Gessel
Structural consultant : Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
M&E consultant : Nelissen ingenieursbureau
Supervision construction : Herder advies
General contractor : Koopmans
E-installations : Croon
W-installations : Wolter & Dros
Area : 4,100 sqm
Completion : 2015