Last week the spectacular new facade of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is exposed.
The futuristic-looking form, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architekten, is made from Twaron, a material sponsored by the Japanese company Teijin Aramid. Twaron is used in aircraft, ships and bulletproof vests. This is the first time it is used in a façade. The facade is one hundred meters wide and extremely light: it weighs less than half of a usual facade.