The extension adds a new, freestanding museum building to the Kunsthaus Zürich.
The extension adds a new, freestanding museum building to the Kunsthaus Zürich. An expansive entrance hall creates a link between the urban square situated to the south of the extension and the Garden of Art to the north. A visitor passageway running underneath the square connects the new building with the existing Kunsthaus. All public functions are arranged around the central entrance hall. The two upper floors -characterised by a calm materiality and an abundance of daylight- are reserved exclusively for the display of art. The architectural identity is modelled on traditional stone façades, as found in the existing Kunsthaus.
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Project: Erweiterung Kunsthaus Zürich