Maritime and Beachcombers Museum by Mecanoo Architects. What exites me the most about the architecture of this beautiful structure is the facades interaction with the interior. There are two elements at work here: The vertical wooden boards which are made of sawn hardwood sheet-piling from the North Holland Canal and the glass facade. From the exterior, these boards create a grid that feels light, almost suspended, with the transparency and reflection of the glass beyond. From the interior, this grid receives the light and casts wonderful patterns along the surfaces of the space. The choices of fixtures within give the precious objects of the museum a floating effect and add to the rich concept behind the history of Texel and the Dutch East India Company trading days.