Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

MAS Museum aan de Stroom

Finalist
Habitat
2011

The MAS is designed as a sixty-meter-high tower. Ten gigant natural stone boxes are piled up as a physical demonstration of the gravity of history, full of historical objects that our ancestors left behind. Each floor of the tower is twisted a quarter turn, so that creates a huge spiral staircase. This spiral space is a public city gallery (RjdK, Dutch Design Jaarboek, 2011).

Committee

A mega icon effacing itself in favour of the context. The distinctive building has a centrifugal character because the public space folds up along the contour of the building volume, opening up an ever- changing range of views.

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