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Photo: Jorrit Lousberg / Beeld en Geluid
Since 2006, the colorful Institute for Sound and Vision has been prominently displayed at the entrance of the Media Park. The striking building was designed by the architectural firm Neutelings Riedijk for the Institute for Sound and Vision Foundation. In addition to an interactive museum (the former Dutch Broadcasting Museum), Sound and Vision also houses the audiovisual archives of the Dutch broadcaster (formerly the Dutch Audiovisual Archive).
The cube-shaped building is half above and half underground. The colorful facade is interrupted on the entrance side by an access road that leads to the sunken entrance. Here the building rests on diagonally placed columns. These columns return on the south side where they support a cantilevered building section. On this side, large glass windows offer a view of the café located here. The cafe’s terrace borders a pond. The pond and surrounding garden are also designed by Neutelings Riedijk.
Grafisch ontwerper Jaap Drupsteen realiseerde samen met glasbedrijf Saint Gobain en TNO de kleurrijke bekleding van de vier glasgevels. De ontwerper selecteerde en abstraheerde 768 beelden die de geschiedenis van de omroep verbeelden. Elk van de 2244 glazen panelen heeft een uniek reliëf en kleurenpatroon. Aan de kantoorkant zitten er geheel doorzichtige glasplaten tussen de gekleurde panelen. Op deze manier hebben de medewerkers genoeg daglicht in hun kantoren.
The light and spacious atrium, which runs from 16 meters underground to 26 meters above the ground, connects the different parts of the building. The archive section is located in a five-storey deep canyon. From the second floor, a wide staircase leads to a large exhibition space, the museum part of Sound and Vision. The museum steps up and is supported at the top by an 80-ton metal truss. The 7-storey office area is located on the entire west facade behind a glass partition. The wall forms a monument to Dutch media makers. The glass portraits are a design by Studio Drupsteen.
Mediaparkboulevard 1, Hilversum