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Zurich | The 1st phase of the works for the Kunsthaus extention has been completed

By admin - 2018-07-26


Zürich: the new Kunsthaus designed by David Chipperfield Architects is fast becoming a reality. The completion of the shell, in July 2018, reveals the full dimensions and proportions of the building.

Cover image: The extension with the newly completed shell, July 2018. Photo © City of Zurich, Juliet Haller.

For many years the extension existed only in the form of plans and models; now the building has reached its full height and is changing the face of Heimplatz.
At a media briefing, Member of the City Council and Head of the Structural Engineering Department André Odermatt emphasized the significance of the Chipperfield structure to the urban landscape: together with the existing Kunsthaus and the Schauspielhaus the new building will enhance the role of Heimplatz as a cultural hub and as a gateway to the university district.



Two buildings – one museum. Views from the shell by David Chipperfield Architects towards the Moser building. Photo © City of Zurich, Juliet Haller

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Collection gallery with skylight. Photo © City of Zurich, Juliet Haller


 The new event hall, a multi-purpose space, photo © City of Zurich, Juliet Haller


View through various museum spaces. Photo © City of Zurich, Juliet Haller

See the Chipperfield’s design at this link

photos courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich  © City of Zurich.

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