Studio DRIFT to Open Their Own Museum in 2025

Housed at a former 19th century steam train facility in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam will be unveiling a new museum in a few years time entirely dedicated to the inquisitive installations of artist duo, Studio DRIFT. Comprised of members, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, the two have spent the past 15 years exploring the intersection of art, technology, and nature, in an attempt to understand life and humanity’s future.

The upcoming institution will be housed at the 19th century Van Gendt Hallen, five industrial factories in the heart of the Dutch capital, which was built by architect Dolf van Gendt in 1898. The space had become abandoned in recent times and was nearly demolished until an entrepreneur named Eduard Zanen sought to transform it into a future-proof, sustainable, and energy-neutral national monument.

Mapped across two of the five halls of the facility, the museum will occupy 8,600 square feet and present existing artworks, new collaborations, along with sports activities, restaurants, offices and start-ups in the surrounding halls. “The Drift Museum is the outcome of everything we have been working towards for the past 17 years,” explains Gordijn and Nauta in a statement. “We hope it will be a place that generates wonder and emotional responses from our visitors and where they feel more connected to our planet and nature.”

Designed by Dutch architecture firm Braaksma & Roos, the DRIFT Museum is scheduled to open in early 2025.

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