The Noordbrabants Museum
The Den Bosch Museum Quarter
By combining the new construction of the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch (SM’s) with the expansion of the Noordbrabants Museum, an attractive museum quarter has arisen in the Den Bosch city center. The Noordbrabants Museum has been housed in this building since 1987. The museum is completely restored and has been expanded with new museum galleries. On the other side of the provincial garden, the SM’s has gotten a new building with its own main entrance. A remarkable glass façade and projecting structures that curve in parallel with the direction of the adjacent alleyway form a contemporary intervention into a forgotten corner of the inner city.
Both museums and the municipal functions are linked to each other by means of a central connecting corridor. This high, easily accessible space has a glass façade on the garden side and enables a tour around the garden. The hallway around the garden and the plinth of the Sm's are wrought entirely of steel curtain façades from Jansen. Jansen profiles are also used in the shed roof and in a number of special window sections in the expansion of the Noordbrabants Museum.
Jansen VISS is the system of insulated frames and bars for curtain façades. This allows for the construction of widely varying façade structures or glass roofs with a limited number of components. The basis is a steel Jansen profile, but with VISS Ixtra, you can assemble your own structural profile for extra long spans. An existing steel support profile can also be (re-) used. Regardless of the choice made, a steel Jansen VISS façade performs at the highest level and always retains a light and transparent character. Acoustic requirements and stringent requirements for thermal insulation and fire resistance are integrated easily without compromising aesthetics.