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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional organizatie for architects in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, estabelished for the advancement of architecture. 

 

RIBA AWARD for Museum Voorlinden

9 May 2018

Museum Voorlinden designed by Dirk Jan Postel, Kraaijvanger Architects is awarded  the 2018 RIBA Award for International Excellence. Together with nineteen other projects Museum Voorlinden was selected out of 203 submissions. The RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018 is the manifest of the variety and quality of global architecture.

Museum Voorlinden is a Dutch independent museum for modern and contemporary art on the Voorlinden Estate in Wassenaar, South Holland. The museum accommodates the art collection of Joop van Caldenborgh, famous for the Caldic Collection, the biggest independent art collection in the Netherlands.

Directly after his royalty Willem Alexander opened  Museum Voorlinden in 2016 it was a success. The museum was susprised by numerous visitors. The building is state of the art and famous for its extraordinary light effect achieved by the light roof. The museum earlier won the Roof Award, the Plan Award and the Glass Award. Voorlinden was also nominated for Best Building of the Year and the Leading Culture Destinations Awards. Currently the museum enjoys it’s Herengracht Industrie Prijs nomination.

About RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects, shortly RIBA, is a professional worldwide professional organization established in 1834 in London. For over 180 years the RIBA celebrates exquisite works. Her awards are internationally known as a sign of excellence, recognition of the best architecture, architects, research and students. The RIBA International Prize 2018 is awarded to the world’s best new building. At the end of this year one of the twenty projects is awarded with world’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA International Prize 2018.

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Museum Voorlinden wins Dutch Daylight Award 2018

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Innovative and of exceptional high level. These were the words used by the jury to describe the way in which the light plays in Museum Voorlinden. The jury itself could not think of a better way to show art. For this reason, Museum Voorlinden was nominated winner of the Dutch Daylight Award 2018 in the category >1000 m2.

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Kraaijvanger to design X

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