EYE Film Museum Institute, Amsterdam

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects designed the EYE Film Institute Netherlands building in Amsterdam, completed in 2012. The geometric white building takes on roles as both a viewing device and active participant in the city. Like film, the designers shaped how the experience changes over time and with fluid motion. This experience depends upon the circulation, which culminates in a grand staircase with sweeping views of the city. The overall form reacts to the surrounding to create an iconic landmark.

The effect is a floating fantastical mass, a patchwork of exterior aluminum cladding, a kind of art the imitates life in much the same way film does. While the concept of motion is similar, this is what makes it different from the Porsche Museum project by this same architect.

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