Bonnefantenmuseum, 2006, foto Kim Zwarts

The new building was commissioned by the Province of Limburg and was opened to the public in March 1995.

For Rossi, the museum demonstrated the importance of public buildings for the identity of the city. Along with his light-hearted research into the typological foundation of this building, he gave form to the idea in some prints and the text Verlust der Mitte. The cultural philosopher Guido Goossens wrote about the philosophical and symbolic meaning of the building in his book ‘Bonnefantenmuseum Het gebouw’ (2007). This book is available in the museumshop.