The construction of the Collection Center Netherlands, designed by cepezed, started this week. On 2 May, the plot was officially handed over by the Municipality of Amersfoort to the Rijksmuseum, which formally owns the land and the depot building. The execution is in the hands of G & S construction, ULC Installatiegroep and Kropman Installatietechniek BV.
CollectionCentrum Netherlands will be a unique collective collection building for museum Paleis het Loo, the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Open Air Museum and the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency. More than 675,000 objects - currently stored in various depots of the CC NL partners - will be accommodated in the 30,000m² depot complex from the end of 2020.
The new collection center will be a sustainable building (BREEAM Outstanding) and provides optimal management and maintenance of the national collections, efficiency, knowledge sharing and accessibility. The CC NL will also have a study center for researchers and students and will also promote and simplify the exchange between the collections.