Studio Het Ceramic Paleis by MVRDV (2019/2020)
How to deal with the transformation of a heritage space into a contemporary ceramics museum? How to treat the existing building, its history, its decoration, its multiple layers of domesticity etc?
That is what the first-year students worked on within the studio ’Het Ceramic Paleis’. During this studio, students were asked to individually design and rethink the way Delft Blue Pottery, Asian, Islamic and modern ceramics is perceived and exposed within exhibition spaces, at the same time consider the spatial heritage that Het Paleis already had. The proposals and outcomes were various, for example, some of the projects touched upon the historical aspects of Het Paleis, the lack of interaction within exhibition spaces, the value and tangibility of ceramics, bringing new technological and architectural interventions into Het Paleis.
The students were guided by Elien Deceuninck and Aser Giménez-Ortega of MVRDV. Here is a glimpse of all the projects! For more insights on these projects check Inside page on Instagram and Facebook.