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Groningen Museum: a work of art in itself

A work of art in itself, Groningen Museum was designed by Allessandro Mendini, with guest architects Philippe Starck, Michele de Lucchi, and Coop Himmelblau. The design reflects the architecture’s rejection of traditional hierarchies and his belief in the interweaving of disciplines; a view continued in the exhibitions, where art-historical style, exotic cultures, and kitsch are equally important, and theatre, painting sculpture and architecture and science are used freely and interchangeably. Source: Groninger museum brochure

University Medical Center Groningen

Housed in ground-breaking architecture, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) has created an exceptional centre dedicated to healthcare and research. The University Medical Center is the result of a merger between the University Hospital and the university’s medical faculty. The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in The Netherlands.

Gasunie monkey rock

Besides small city charm, Groningen has one of the largest natural gas fields, represented by the impressive head office of the Gasunie, an example of ‘organic architecture’, lovingly nick-named it the ‘monkey rock’ due to its extraordinary shapes.

Gasunie, Groningen Museum and inside the UMCG
Gasunie, Groningen Museum and inside the UMCG
Last modified:19 July 2018 2.46 p.m.
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