The Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Open Air Museum, the National Service for Cultural Heritage and the Paleis Het Loo Museum want a common and sustainable art depot: the Dutch Collection Center (CCNL). The current depots are now spread over various locations and no longer meet the contemporary requirements for collection management. The joint new construction realizes sustainable management and preservation of the government collections, efficiency, knowledge sharing and accessibility.
675,000 Objects will come together in the CCNL, ranging from paintings, crafts and furniture to jewelry, clothing and carts. In addition to optimal management and preservation of the national collections, the CCNL must stimulate mobility between the collections. Colleague museums are welcome for loans. The CCNL will also be a study center for researchers and students. The building is not open to the general public.
For the architect selection, LIAG presented a robust, opaque building with a golden arch as the entrance.