The transformation of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Meurs Paul van Thoor Marie-Thérèse This article focuses on the design process for the transformation of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (1885, by P.J.H. Cuypers), with special attention for the evolution of the design by Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos and the associated history of ideas. How did opinions on the intervention evolve from the concept for a masterplan in 1996 to the realized project? To what extent were all those diverse ambitions regarding the city, the monument and the museum realized? What was the role of the designers, not only referring to Cruz y Ortiz, but also to Van Hoogevest Architecten (restoration) and Wilmotte & Associés (interior)? How did the design evolve in a complex and ambitious context involving a great many interested parties, and what effect did this have on the design process from the first sketches to the ultimately realized renovation? Amsterdam Chief Government Architect Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos Foundation Restoration Studio Limburg (SRAL) Gallery of Honour Gesamtkunstwerk Government Buildings Agency (RgD) Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Night Watch Gallery P.J.H. Cuypers Rijksmuseum Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Van Hoogevest Architecten Wilmotte & Associés bicycle route building archeological research colours courtyards intervention passageway reconstruction restoration restoration criteria transformation 720 periodical academic journal archimaera einfügen 006 2015 1865-7001 urn:nbn:de:0009-21-42544 meurs2015