9 October 2014
The longest glass fin ever installed in the Netherlands, with a length of 12 meters, has been positioned today in the glass roof of the new Van Gogh Museum entrance at the Museumplein.
The extra strong, toughened and laminated glass fins together make up the transparent entrance building, consisting of 650 m2 cold bent glass and 600 m2 float glass for the roof. The additional 800 m2 of the new entrance will make the museum better equipped to receive the growing number of visitors in the future.
The glass entrance - designed by Kisho Kurokawa and developed by Hans van Heeswijk architects in collaboration with Octatube - will be realized by the Central Government Real Estate Agency, the owner of the museum building. The Van Gogh Museum itself finances this building project to a very large extent: € 16 million of the required € 20 million have already been raised, the remaining € 4 million have still to be met with. Completion is planned for the summer of 2015. The Van Gogh Museum will remain open to the public during the entire building period.