The renovated Hermitage Museum by Hans van Heeswijk Architects, top and the interior exhibition layout by Merkx + Girod, pictured bottom. Photo credit: Luuk Kramer
The Dutch Design Awards competition of 2010 have jointly awarded the architect, interior designer and landscape architect of Hermitage Amsterdam with the Best Cultural Interior in the main Spatial category.
Hans van Heeswijk Architects, were responsible for restoring the Amstelhof elderly home into the museum, Merkx+Girod, designed the main interior spaces and opening exhibition and the landscape architect Michael van Gessel, designed the outdoor public spaces and courtyard of the Hermitage Museum.
Dutch Design Awards are given to the best of the best in the field of Dutch design and comprise of the competition, the international travelling exhibition and the production of the Dutch Design Yearbook 2010.