MVRDV’s mirrored art depot is topped by a public garden

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Work is nearing completion on a new art depot by MVRDV that offers visitors insight into the world of art preservation and restoration. Named Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the project features an eye-catching mirrored facade and is topped by a public garden.

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen looks a bit like an oversized mixing bowl and reaches a height of 34 m (111 ft) in Rotterdam. The project was first unveiled back in 2015 and will host an open day in September 2020, after which the artworks will be carefully moved in. It’s due to open its doors to the public a year later in September 2021.

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen's rooftop park will be open to the public
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen’s rooftop park will be open to the public

Winy Maas

The rooftop garden area, which will also include a restaurant, is currently being planted with a total of 75 birch trees using a crane to get them up there. Once

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