Rijksmuseum’s Philips Wing -“respectful collage” by Cruz y Ortiz

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Rembrandt museum par excellence, becomes completed after the restoration carried out in the last eleven years by Sevillian architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. Last October the last of the buildings that remained under construction, the so-called “Philips Wing”, was inaugurated.

 

© Rijksmuseum / Tilleman

© Rijksmuseum / Tilleman

 

Cruz y Ortiz concluded this way its work of more than a decade, arguably the most complex and the most important of his successful career. The restoration of the Rijksmuseum has consolidated them into the international architecture elite and it has made them won several awards, including the Abe Bonnema Prize, the Gouden AAP and The Icon award and FAD. This year also they have been honored as Knights of the Royal Order of the Netherlands Lion and appointed honorary members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Chicago. (more…)