Hans van Hesswijk Architects have announced an ambitions extension and renovation project at Mauritshuis, in the Hague. Until 1995 the house served as the Royal Museum, and continues today as a center of Dutch golden age painting. “Rather than being reduced to consumer goods, many buildings deserve to accommodate current and future generations in a sustainable manner. Moreover, the continually changing and flexible use and graceful ageing of a building are paramount,” says Hans van Hesswijk, “Following the success of the museum Hermitage Amsterdam, this project is once again an enormous honour and we will devote all our energy into producing a splendid design.”
Impressive is the intent to retain the feel of the original building while pushing forward to ensure the museum’s future.
More images of the project follow.