Henry van de Velde, architect of the eponymous Van de Velde wing, completed this extension in 1953 with an auditorium, a space of exceptional architectural quality. However, various interventions took place over the years, whereby the auditorium lost much of its lustre.
New interior design
Studio Merk X Architects – Interior Architects created a new interior design plan with which the auditorium will regain its old allure and once again be suitable for its original function: receiving guests and hosting small gatherings, lectures and educational activities. The refurbishment was completed in January 2018.
The Helene Kröller-Müller Fund contributed € 80,000 for the project. The refurbishment was made possible thanks to the support of the Stichting Drs. C. van Zadelhoff Fonds.