KAAN Architecten to Redesign and Expand the Netherlands Paleis Het Loo

The museum's four grass parterres will be replaced with similarly dimensioned glass surfaces over which water will flow. All images courtesy KAAN Architecten.

KAAN Architecten has unveiled its plans for the expansion and renovation of the Paleis Het Loo in the Netherlands. Located on the outskirts of the Apeldoorn municipality, the renowned museum will see the restoration and enlargement of more than 53,820 square feet, including the House of Orange, the Junior Palace, and a temporary exhibition hall. The overhaul is slated for completion in 2021.



Images courtesy KAAN Architecten.

Four grass parterres from the onsite farmyard, the Bassecour, will be replaced with similarly dimensioned glass surfaces over which water will flow as a modern interpretation of historic garden fountains. The glass panels will enhance the arrival experience and also serve as the façade to the subterranean expansions, which will house ticket booths, information offices, and a gift shop.




Images courtesy KAAN Architecten.

Meanwhile the west wing’s Junior Palace will be reimagined to cater to younger audiences, while also offering visitors firsthand access to the palace’s interior passages following the reconfiguration of 40 royal rooms. The history and current affairs of the Dutch Royal Family will be highlighted across more than 13,400 square feet of the House of Orange in the east wing.


Image courtesy KAAN Architecten.