- Joining and renovation of three canal houses in Amsterdam to create space for a museum of photography.
- In 2010 FOAM was awarded 'Best Art Museum Amsterdam'.
To create space for a new museum of photography, three monumental canal houses were renovated and combined. The renovation required various supporting and secondary walls to be knocked down, creating a building suitable for the desired facilities.
Responsible for structural advice, Arup mapped the flow of forces to the foundations and was able to accurately design the openings in the structure required to connect the canal houses to create a single museum space.
FOAM was awarded a Best of Amsterdam Award in 2010, in the ‘Best Art Museum’ category, demonstrating the success of the project.
The full programme included exhibition areas, entrances, ticket sales, a cafe/restaurant, atrium, storage and meeting and office space.