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MAS - Museum Aan de Stroom

Benny’s last upload did remind me the of my photos of the museum at the background of his picture.

The material used for the exterior facades, the floors, walls and ceilings, the architects Neutelings and Riedijk used for the MAS gives fascinating patterns perfectly fitting my present series.

The exterior of the building and the floors, walls and ceilings on the inside are fully lined with red Indian sandstone from Agra (North India).
The hand-clad stones emphasize the monumental appearance of the museum. By gluing the bricks offset, the building looks like it has been shrouded out of a massive block of sandstone. The four color shades of the natural stone slabs are distributed over a computer-controlled pattern.

In the workshops you can see two other impressions of the museum

The City Museum of Antwerp is situated in the heart of the old harbour, close to the city centre. It is a 60 metres high tower of stacked exhibition spaces. Each level is twisted 90 degrees to form a giant spiral. This glazed space becomes a vertical galleria. Escalators guide the visitors to the top of the building in a journey through the history of Antwerp and trough the panoramas of the city. On the upper floor a restaurant, a conference room and a sky deck are situated. Square, docks and tower are designed to form one continuous space for exhibitions and events.

Make: SONY
Model: NEX-6
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2014-11-29 14:46
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5843 kb

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5405 W: 324 N: 10026] (39444)
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