At the beginning of this year, Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD) moved into new headquarters: the Burgerweeshuis, a former orphanage in Amsterdam. Arts and culture will play a major part in this monumental building – designed by Architect Aldo van Eyck.
‘Of course, we have art from our collection all over the building’, says Caroline Coffrie, conservator of the BPD Art Collection and QKunst-team member. ‘But now we also have a small exhibition space where we want to organise exhibitions three times a year. We want to combine these with cultural events, such as lectures. During these events, the exhibition space will be open for the public. We also hope to organise tours this spring, to give those interested access to our collection and this special building’, says Caroline.
Room for art at new BPD headquarters