The Naturalis Biodiversity Middle reopens its doorways with sustainable and sustainable renovation

After almost a 12 months of renovations, the favored Naturalis Biodiversity Middle within the Netherlands – a museum and analysis middle with one of many world's largest collections of pure historical past – has simply reopened to the general public. The redesign was led by Rotterdam-based architect agency Neutelings Riedijk Architects, who expanded and refurbished the services to carry them as much as "evolving" requirements together with 100% LED lighting, panels photo voltaic, inexperienced roofs and a strong air con system. The advanced higher accommodates greater than 200 researchers searching for to offer options to international issues resembling local weather change, biodiversity decline and meals provide issues.

Positioned in Leiden, the Netherlands, the Naturalis Biodiversity Middle was based in 1820 by King Willem as a museum of pure artifacts. Subsequent mergers with different museum collections over time have led the museum to gather about 42 million specimens, starting from bugs and fossils to all kinds of books and images. To higher serve the general public and researchers, the Naturalis Biodiversity Middle commissioned Neutelings Riedijk Architects to renovate roughly 18,000 sq. meters of the present middle and add 20,000 sq. meters of recent development.

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The renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Middle now brings collectively all departments – together with analysis actions, the gathering and the museum – beneath one roof. The prevailing buildings and new extensions are linked to a brand new central corridor with a gorgeous white concrete façade, just like a honeycomb, impressed by the museum's collections. Designed by the well-known Dutch dressmaker Iris van Herpen, the curvaceous exterior options glass to create a sunny atrium that connects present places of work and warehouses to the newly constructed museum and laboratories.

Along with the addition of sustainable components, resembling photo voltaic panels and a geothermal warmth pump system, the renovated Pure Biodiversity Middle was constructed with a powerful palette of pure supplies guaranteeing its longevity. Extremely textured supplies (pure stone, oak, concrete, glass and metal) will skate over time.

+ Neutelings Riedijk Architects

by Scagliola Brakkee Picture through Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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