On 21 February 2020, the City of Rotterdam announced that the Delft-based architecture firm Mecanoo will oversee the large-scale renovation and modernisation of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
The museum is delighted with the choice of Mecanoo, whose founding partner Francine Houben will lead the design team in partnership with the City of Rotterdam and the museum. Together with the inhabitants of Rotterdam and the international art world, the museum’s board of directors and staff are looking forward to the renew Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which will open its doors again in 2026.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s directors Ina Klaassen and Sjarel Ex are excited by the choice of Mecanoo and look forward to working with the team from this world-class practice to create an iconic museum in our cosmopolitan city. “The city and the collection deserve it and we are grateful to everyone who stands behind the museum for their support and patience. With the choice of Mecanoo, we look forward to a more hospitable museum with an improved public experience and a beautiful connection to the Museum Park and the street.”