The new building for the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision consists of five levels under ground and five levels above ground. In the underground, the national archives of Dutch radio and television recordings are stacked around a deep canyon. Above ground, a staged volume contains the media museum. The third element is the office building of the institute. The three volumes together enclose a large public atrium. The facade of the building is a screen of coloured relief glass that depicts famous images of Dutch television, a composition by graphic designer Jaap Drupsteen.
Program: 30.000 m2
Client: Neth. Inst. for Sound and Vision
Support: Bureau Bouwkunde
Status: design 1999, completion 2006
Webcam of building site
NPS Arena, after 30:51 minutes the Institute by Bernard Hulsman