EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam

With the distinctive new building of the Film Museum, the north of Amsterdam, near the city centre, is experiencing a welcome revival thanks to a throng of visitors. Besides an extensive range of events, it is also the architecture itself that invites visitors to this new experience.

The attractive building cannot be missed as it rises from the banks of the IJ river and guarantees a different appearance depending on your point of view. The building opens up towards the south with large areas of glazing. Closed areas of the façade are directed northwards, offering room for cinemas and exhibition areas in the interior.

The futuristic structure is illuminated according to a simple principle. Four in-ground luminaires supply the light for the large inclined area, and the side parts of the building are illuminated with floodlights from a mounting height of 10 m, cautiously underlining the character-shaping form elements of the building.

The illumination of the façade made of aluminium-coated sandwich panels has another advantage. The white shell of the building reflects the light of the in-ground floodlights, leading to uniform illumination of the ground surface.

Client EYE Film Instituut Nederland

Architect Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA), Vienna

Lighting Design Hans Wolff & Partners BV Lighting Designers, Amsterdam Lichtconsult.nl, Culemborg (NL) Ziut BV, Amsterdam