Wayfinding for wanderers in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has asked Silo to develop wayfinding for Depot, the world’s first publicly accessible art depot. Wayfinding will be an integral part of the visitor experience inside this dynamic and wonderful collection building.

When the art depot opens its doors in 2021, visitors will be able to browse through a changing selection from the more than 145,000 objects in the Boijmans Van Beuningen collection. The visitor experience provides inspiration and information about building and maintaining art collections and working with art objects. The iconic architecture of MVRDV is the canvas for a different, broader perspective on art.

Depot under construction

Approximately 45 percent of the depot will be accessible to the public. Between the entrance area on the ground floor and the restaurant and roof terrace (with stunning views!) on the 6th floor, unfolds a three-dimensional street. Along this street, you will find art depots, galleries, restoration workshops, a screening room, an educational area, and depots for private collections.

By connecting the wayfinding to the programming, visitors will be encouraged to discover the building and its treasures. In this project, Silo will closely collaborate with digital agency IN10/Door and exhibition designers Studio Louter.

Photographs by Ossip van Duivenbode

Rene Toneman

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