Depot Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Rotterdam
The new art depot for museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the new landmark in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The building is designed by Winy Maas of MVRDV Architects and is meant to blend in with its surroundings. The spherical and reflective façade are the greatest feature of this new development. Sorba has the task to develop, engineer, produce and install this unique façade. Sorba uses double curved mirror glasspanels to build this façade. With the use of glass, the mirror effect will be crystal clear. The façade counts 26 rows of panels with 64 panels per row. This leads to a total of 1664 3D curved panels which were produced in China. In most of the façade the glass is used as the outer shell of the building, but on some spots the glass makes up actual doors and windows. In these spots Sorba placed insulated glass panels. These have a gradient transition from reflective to translucent glass. The doors are designed in such a way, that when closed they disappear in the façade.