The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision by the architects Neutelings Riedijk of Rotterdam is one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe, with a collection of over 700,000 hours of material, 10,000 hours of which are already available in digital formats. Sound and Vision also houses 2,000,000 still images and the largest music library of the Netherlands.
The new building for the Netherlands Institute For Sound And Vision consists of five levels under ground and five levels above ground. In the underground, the national archives of Dutch radio and television recordings are stacked around a deep canyon. Above ground, a staged volume contains the media museum. The third element is the office building of the institute. The three volumes together enclose a large public atrium.
The facade of the building is a screen of coloured relief glass that depicts famous images of Dutch television, a composition by graphic designer Jaap Drupsteen.
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