Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Architect
Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
1999
Category
Museums
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Benthem Crouwel Architects

MHB

Anne Frank House

Benthem Crouwel Architects as architect

The design is a combination of new-build and restoration. The new-build had to fit in the city as if it had always been there and not shout down the houses around. The bricks and the colours of the window and door frames wed the colour scheme with that of the city, while the detailing resumes the layers and grids of the canal fronts. The Anne Frank House is restored as closely as possible to its original state. By stationing the entrance and exit far apart flows of visitors are kept separate; the Anne Frank Foundation and the houses included in the plan have entrances of their own. A light court creates a front section of house and Annex, and the split level and glazing round the void make for an open, transparent interior. The houses are fully oriented to the church (Westerkerk) and the south, and separated by a long passage from the offices on that floor. Hatches acting as sunbreaks shift with changes in the weather generating a facade which itself is constantly changing.

Anne Frank House renovation

MHB as Steel windows & doors manufacturer & installer

The renovation of the Anne Frank House was special project where MHB had the honor to be able to supply SL30-ISO® profiles for the outside facade. Because it is a very important cultural-historical building, we were particularly keen to complete this project perfectly.


It is also special that the museum remained open during the renovation and that visitors were sometimes temporarily guided around spaces where work was taking place. "It was difficult to stay open, both to the public and to employees, but we are proud and relieved that we succeeded," said the business director of the museum.


We have successfully completed the project and are honored to have MHB profiles in the facade of the Anne Frank House!

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