About the CenterThe architecture center was built in 1986, with the opening of the Architect Foundation in Amsterdam. The Foundation is open to the public, to stir interest in development of the city and its architecture. The center focuses on architecture, city development and landscapes. It is the largest and oldest of the 40 architecture centers in Holland. The complex building, shaped like a trapezoid, has three floors, and was designed by Renee van Zuck. The building was finished in 2003.
The foundation's work is financed on charitable donations and sponsors, such as the city of Amsterdam, and the Architecture Support Fund. The center has 5 yearly exhibits that showcase the different architecture developments on one hand, and the Dutch architecture development on the other. On a panoramic wall, you can see the history of architecture of Amsterdam for the past 1,200 years.
In the center you can learn about architecture in Amsterdam in different ways: courses and guided tours. The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits.