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BAM picked for mirror-clad art museum

BAM has won a €43m (£36.5m) contract for a new building at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The mirror-clad building has been designed by architectural firm MVRDV and will house a public art depot, which will be open to the public while also providing a home for works owned by private collectors.

First and foremost it is designed to provide a lasting safeguard against the flooding that the museum has been struggling with in recent years. In addition, the Collection Building it is seen as providing a way to give art back to the people of Rotterdam. Space limitations mean that the museum can currently only exhibit 8% of the collection.

The Collection Building will form the entrance to the Museum Park in Rotterdam. It will be over 39m high and will have a floor area of 15,000m2.

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