Paleis Het Loo has open its doors to visitors on April 22, 2023. This ambitious project designed by KAAN Architecten, has added space for permanent and temporary exhibitions and new visitor facilities. The design for the contemporary extension was inspired by the palace’s floor plan and symmetry. The grand foyer connects the modern extension and the historic palace.
The first exhibition deals with the rebuilding process of the 5.000 m2 extension and renovation of the palace. For years, the forecourt was a 10 metre-deep construction site. This was a grand project, with technical challenges and complex planning.
The exhibition tells the story of the underground construction, a true engineering masterpiece. The centered mirror — which symbolizes the pond above — creates a modernistic interplay of lines on the ceiling and the panorama photo plinth with the huge UV-printed honeycomb plates represent the wainscoting from the impressive new Grand foyer. The design pays tribute to the many constructors and planners of the spectacular renewed Palace.
Visual identity (2D) | Graphic Design | Coloring Plan
Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, 2023
Typeface: Volte (Identity PHL)
Exhibition design in collaboration with Paul Toornend
Wallpaper and printing: iWaarden, Barneveld
Recyclable honyecomb plates: Beelite, Moeskroen, Belgium
Lighting Design: Beersnielsen lichtontwerpers, Rotterdam
Production and realisation: Van Vliet interieurmakers, Barneveld