Safety First

The architecture of OMA‘s Kunsthal in Rotterdam has been criticised following the theft of seven major paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet.

The heist, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday 16 October, saw thieves break in through the doors of the gallery and escape with millions of pounds worth of paintings.

Security expert Ton Cremers has said that some of the fault lies with the architecture and that this is a recurring problem in Dutch museums. Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, he said: ”Once inside the building, thieves could easily walk through the entire museum. There were no extra compartments built for the expensive pieces.” As seen on Dezeen.

In the early days the Kunsthal was heavily criticized too. The main objection, that it was virtually impossible to find the entrance, now has been proven unjustified….

One Response to “Safety First”

  1. Caro Says:

    Kamiel, je bent een hilarische blogger. Het gebeurt niet vaak dat je voor de screen zit te lachen maar bij ‘the future of Architecture?’ and ‘Safety First’ was dat toch al twee keer achter elkaar het geval. dank voor al de vreugde…

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