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Richard Meier-designed Dutch city hall becomes massive Mondrian painting

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You can expect a lot of Mondrian in the Netherlands this year

Dutch city hall turned into big Mondrian painting The Hague Municipal Council

This year, the geometric and vibrant Dutch art movement known as De Stijl will turn 100 years old, and The Netherlands is celebrating in style (badumbum). The city commissioned artists Madje Vollaers and Pascal Zwart of Rotterdam-based Studio VZ to conceive a massive piece of artwork inspired by De Stijl’s most famous artist, Piet Mondrian, to cover the facade of The Hague city hall.

Designed by white-wall-loving starchitect Richard Meier in 1995, the city hall building provides a prime canvas for Vollaers and Zwart’s artistic reinvention. Over the next few weeks, additional buildings will get the De Stijl treatment as a part of the country’s theme of the year, “Mondrian to Dutch Design.” The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum owns the world’s largest collection of Mondrian paintings—some 300 works—and this anniversary year is expected to be a big draw for locals and tourists alike.

Via: Dezeen, The Hague Municipal Council