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December 7, 2015 AT 9:00 am

Grass-Covered Rooftop Converts Dutch Museum into Ecological Cultural Attraction

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Beautiful new design for The Biesbosch Museum in the Netherlands, set for completion this coming summer. From MyModernMet:

The Biesbosch Museum, located near the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, recently went through a massive redesign and has now been opened to the public. The 8-month-long transformation includes the addition of an organic restaurant, an outdoor seating area, a new wing extension, and a rooftop that covers the entire building with grass, herbs and other flora. A rooftop walkway winds through the new grassy knolls and ends in a lookout that allows visitors to admire the surrounding parkland. In the cooler months, a biomass stove maintains the building’s ambient temperature, while an indoor water feature works to cool the museum in the warmer months.

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