Friday, April 8, 2011

Museum Interior Design | National Museum of Ethnology | Leiden | Opera Amsterdam

‘Het Paviljoen' opened in November 2009 as the result of a special restoration process. The building, part of the former academic hospital complex in which the Museum of Ethnology is now housed, has a monumental status. It was originally built in 1876 as part of the Leiden hospital to accommodate patients in quarantine.

It has many historical characteristics, which have been reinstated during the renovation and were integrated in the fresh and light interior. It contains two meeting rooms on the ground floor and a guesthouse with five bedrooms on the first floor.
OPERA Amsterdam designed outspoken tailor-made carpets throughout the spaces, which complement the neutral over-all atmosphere.


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