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Dutch Embassy Celebrates Ten Years Anniversary of Embassy Building

July 28th, 2014

News from Berlin – This year the Dutch embassy celebrates the tenth anniversary of its main building. Designed by famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the building was delivered in 2004, and is considered to be a fascinating display of modern urban architecture. Between April 29th and November 28th, visitors to the Dutch embassy are welcomed to have a look at a small exhibition about the building and its design.

Koolhaas’s design was awarded the Architekturpreis Berlin in 2003, and in 2005 it received the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture. The exhibition focuses on a number of secrets the building has to offer, such as the fact that no one door inside the building is the same. It are these small things, which can be easily overlooked, that make the building such an amazing feat.

Whereas every building sends signals, embassies do so in a unique way. The architecture and interiors of embassy buildings have to be representative for the country they belong to.  As such, these buildings are there to illustrate a country’s economic and cultural development. The Dutch Embassy Building does so in many ways. More information about the exhibit, and on how to sign up for it, can be found on the website of the Dutch Embassy.


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