Fries Museum Leeuwarden
The new Fries Museum is a public building where the renewed Wilhelminaplein flows seamlessly into the entrance hall of the museum building. A system of stairways runs round a large atrium connecting the several floors with museum halls, film auditoriums, a brasserie and offices. The workplaces are designed according to the principles of Het Nieuwe Werken. Bierman Henket designed the public part of the building: an entrance reception desk, a museum shop, film auditoriums, a cloakroom, and rows of seats and seating elements. The building is open and welcoming and aims to tempt the shopping public to visit the museum or cinema above.