Kröller-Müller Museum Sculpture Garden
1995 - ongoing, Otterlo, the Netherlands
The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the most notable sculpture gardens in all of Europe—due not only to its art collection, but also to its unique setting within a vast and verdant National Park. The growing visitor flow and outdoor collection created a need for a complete renovation of the museum grounds. West 8 developed an expanded sculpture garden featuring various environments in which the collection can be exhibited throughout the seasons.
In 1994, West 8 implemented the first phase of the four-season sculpture garden. Today, visitors to the museum are invited to experience the collection during all four seasons, allowing them to enjoy sunshine, autumn leaves and snow as backdrops to the collection. The park setting was redesigned into various specific environments that offer different contexts in which the collection can be exhibited. A complete redesign of the interior of the museum was also completed, including a new entrance and a climate control system. Every year the management team at the museum and West 8 walk around the park to check the current state of the gardens and incorporate adjustments in the design and maintenance of the museum grounds.