Frankfurt Schirn, Kunsthalle Germany, Hesse Art Gallery Architecture Photos, Design

Frankfurt Schirn – Kunsthalle : German Art Gallery

Modern Urban Buildings in Hesse, mid Germany

post updated 21 Mar 2021

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Architects: Bangert, Jansen, Scholz & Schultes

Opened: 1986

Location: central Frankfurt-am-Main, Hesse, western Germany

Approach to the building from the west:
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Looking west from the building:
Frankfurt Schirn
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Central (open-air) atrium:
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Address: Römerberg 6, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: +49 69 2998820

Formal rational colonnades:
Formal rational colonnades in German building
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From south side, looking past the building to the cathedral:
Frankfurt Schirn Cathedral
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Looking west from the building’s eastern edge:
Frankfurt am Main architecture
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The Kunsthalle Schirn was designed and built beginning in 1983 by the Architekturbüro BJSS (Dietrich Bangert, Bernd Jansen, Stefan Jan Scholz, and Axel Schultes). The opening took place on February 28, 1986. The Kunsthalle has an overall exhibition space of more than 1,400 square meters.

The Schirn is located in Frankfurt’s historic city center. Faced with light sandstone, it consists of several interlocking structures, each of which features a geometric floor plan. The most prominent structural element is an approximately 140-meter-long and 10-meter-wide 6-story hall, the actual exhibition building, which runs from east to west. Bangert designed the longhouse to resemble the Uffizi building in Florence.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Context to north of the building:
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The building gained a new interior in 2012. It was designed by the Kuehn Malvezzi architectural office. It bathes the foyer in alternating colors of light with the aid of modern RGB lighting technology.

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