Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, Holland

Date Built
Piet Heinkade 1
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ claims that it, "... is the Netherlands’ most important stage for contemporary music, as well as for classical music with a modern twist. The main auditorium is equally well fit for intimate chamber music as well as large orchestras."  This building on the shores of the IJ also includes the BIMhuis, a concert hall for jazz and improvised music.

3XN say of the building that, "....Transparency and the play of light consciously influence the building’s appearance: large glass facades let in a flood of daylight; filtered, softened and protected by the cantilevered roof. The glass facades also allow passers-by to enjoy glimpses of the concerts and activities taking place. Everywhere the daylight shapes the different building elements in dynamic ways, and ingenious electrical light features pulsate according to the music in the Muziekgebouw concert hall."  A wide staircase leads down from the building to the edge of water linking the two together and providing a public gathering space when the weather cooperates.