Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss – Germany

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Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Building, Germany, Images, Design, Photo

Museum Insel Hombroich : German Architecture

German building by Erwin Heerich

10 Jun 2008

Museum Insel Hombroich Germany

Museum Insel Hombroich

Landscaping by Bernhard Korte

Pavilions designed by the sculptor Erwin Heerich

Location: south west of Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia

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Photographs: Studio Red, 2008

Museum Insel Hombroich – Exhibition

Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibition: ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’
Sep 22, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013

Model by Raimund Abraham of the House for Musicians at Raketenstation Hombroich.
Raketenstation Hombroich
photograph Courtesy of Stiftung Insel Hombroich

Insel Hombroich – Sketch by Álvaro Siza Vieira of Siza Pavilion at Raketenstation Hombroich.
Insel Hombroich
photograph Courtesy of Álvaro Siza, archive

Interior of the Hohe Galerie at Insel Hombroich with sculptures by Erwin Heerich:
Insel Hombroich
image © Iwan Baan

Pennsylvania Architecture Exhibition – 14 Oct 2012

“Today a new type of museum is emerging – one that fuses inventive architecture and landscape design with radical conceptual and installation art. These sites typically mix old and new, featuring collaborative plans by several designers and encouraging exploration outdoors. White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes presents six such sites from around the globe. Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan has photographed all six sites for the exhibition and for the catalogue. This exhibition is organized by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture”.

Raketenstation Hombroich

“The Raketenstation used to be a Nato missile base. Building costs were shared by Nato member states as part of the organisation’s chain of air defences. Belgium took over the base in 1967 on behalf of the USA. After all troops withdrew in 1990 GSG9 (the German Federal Police’s anti-terrorism unit) made brief use of this site for training purposes.

In 1994 art-collector, patron, and founder of the Insel Hombroich Museum Karl-Heinrich Müller bought the missile base. As had previously been the case with the Museum Insel Hombroich he thereby established the basis for transforming the former Nato site into a place of culture, scholarship, and nature. Art thus acquired a new place for experimentation.

The halls, hangers, earth ramparts, and observation tower on the 13 hectare site were refurbished and restructured. For expansion of the area Karl-Heinrich Müller gained the support of other internationally celebrated artists and architects who worked alongside sculptor Erwin Heerich in an intermediate zone between architecture and sculpture: Raimund Abraham, Tadao Ando, Oliver Kruse, Katsuhito Nishikawa, and Alvaro Siza.

In 1997 Karl-Hinrich Müller founded the Stiftung Insel Hombroich, combining the Museum Insel Hombroich, the Kirkeby-Feld, and the Raketenstation. Today visual artists, writers, composers, and scholars from various countries and cultural backgrounds live and work in the former missile base.”

Text courtesy Stiftung Insel Hombroich

Location: Museum Insel Hombroich, Germany

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