EYE
Iwan Baan
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
ManufacturersBASWA acoustic AGBASWA Fresh
ManufacturersBolidt
Lighting manufacturerZumtobel Lighting Gmbh
facadeALPOLIC® | Metal Composites Materials
Door handelsHEWI
Acoustic panelsSonogamma

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Bolidt
Lighting manufacturer
Door handels
by HEWI
Acoustic panels

EYE, the new Dutch film museum, opens to the public on April 5, 2012

EYE as Client

EYE, the new film museum located on Amsterdam’s waterfront, will open its doors to the public on April 5, 2012. Starting on that day, visitors can watch films on the four screens, explore the exhibition area, the interactive basement, the museum store, and the restaurant and café.


The new EYE Film Institute Netherlands is located on the northern side of the waterfront, directly across from Amsterdam’s Central Station. The Vienna based firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects designed a striking complex that houses four screens, 640 seats and 1200 square meters of exhibition space.


EYE is the only museum in the Netherlands that is exclusively dedicated to film and the moving image. EYE exhibits film as art, entertainment, cultural heritage, and a conveyer of information. It offers exhibitions and corresponding film programs with a keen eye for current, historical and artistic developments, paying particular attention to yound people as well. In addition to films for children and their families, EYE organises educational programs and activities for children and adults alike.


The museum’s basement offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to search through EYE’s digitized collection in an interactive way. The museum store features a wide assortment of film paraphernalia while the restaurant and café offers a breathtaking view of the waterfront.

EYE Film Institute Amsterdam

Sonogamma as Acoustic panels

The new Film Institute was designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. Typical for these architects are the white facades and large windows that provide for a continuously changing light.


Being the elementary part of a film, light forms a vital part of the dynamic building but also of its content. Standing nearly in the water, EYE is a new landmark of the Amsterdam district of Overhoeks.


Inside, apart from the theaters, large spaces are provided for reunions and exhibitions. In order to defy the reverberation in these rooms, the acoustical plaster BASWAphon has been used as ceiling cladding.


BASWAphon absorbs the sound by its high porosity, but remains discrete thanks to the smooth and seamless finish. Thus all attention goes to the content of the building, but also to the grandiose architecture and spectacular vistas.

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