Open Model Storage, 2023

Located on the site of the Van Nelle factory, the depot occupies one of the factory warehouses and is used to store around 700 models in an open layout. As well as being a storage area, it’s also a workshop for collection managers, who work on restoring and registering models here or preparing them for transport as loans. To make the space suitable for both functions, architects Broekbakema installed a 460 m2 climate-controlled box in the warehouse in 2005.