By combining the newbuild for the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch (called the Den Bosch Design Museum since 2018) with the renovation and extension of the Noordbrabants Museum, the historic city centre of ’s-Hertogenbosch has become home to an integrated museum quarter. Contemporary art has been brought together with regional art, culture and history around the monumental garden of the former provincial government building.
The monumental garden was the key starting point in the design for the new museum complex. The various buildings and their functions have been threaded together around the garden. When walking around the museums, the garden is visible at all times, acting as a kind of orientation point. Part of the museum route is freely accessible, making the enclosed garden part of the public urban fabric.