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Rijksmuseum wins Abe Bonnema Award


The renovation of the Rijksmuseum has been awarded the Abe Bonnema Architecture Award 2013.

Arup was involved as one of the advisors of the project, contributing substantially to the realisation of the new Rijksmuseum, designing the lighting concept, the building services and building physics.

“Apart from Cruz and Ortiz Architects, the jury would like to honour the special contribution of all involved advisors. The result is a project that is exemplary in applying innovative concepts and aspects. The new Rijksmuseum has set a new standard for the Dutch architecture.”

— Ed Nijpels, Chairman of the ir. Abe Bonnema Foundation

The Abe Bonnema Architecture Award is granted biannually to an architect that designed a building of ’remarkable high quality architecture’. From a total of 49 entries, five projects were shortlisted, with the Rijksmuseum winning the award. The jury commented that the team delivered a world class museum.


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