Building Foundation Renovation – Rijksmuseum

Civil construction support for Rijksmuseum

In 2009, the National Museum of the Netherlands was being renovated. It was a large-scale renovation project, for which, TWD was requested to design a temporary construction to support the arcade columns and avoid damage to the iconic building.

We provided jacking support and stability frame designs that served as a temporary foundation for the museum. This way, the basement foundation under the arcade was replaced with a new one. The masonry columns that supported the ground floor were replaced by slender, concrete ones, to create more free space in the basement.

We are proud to have provided structures that achieved an efficient renovation while ensuring the historical building incurred no damage.

Project highlights

  • Temporary jacking supports and stability frame
  • 3000-tonne jacking capacity