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Kunsthaus Zürich Extension, Switzerland

Development in Switzerland design by David Chipperfield Architects

24 Sep 2009

Kunsthaus Zürich Extension

David Chipperfield Architects’ design for the Kunsthaus Zürich extension developed

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Kunsthaus Zurich Building Extension

David Chipperfield Architects’ design for the Kunsthaus Zürich extension, won in competition in December 2008, has been developed in line with the jury’s recommendations regarding its function within the urban context and its internal organisation.

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The revised scheme comprises a managed reduction of the building’s volume, a more precise position on Heimplatz, greater openness to the extension’s surroundings on all four sides and an upgrading of the art garden.

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The revision addresses all of the recommendations made by the jury. The partners and future clients of the Kunsthaus extension – the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, the city of Zurich and the Stiftung Zürcher Kunsthaus – have now been presented with a greener and more open scheme. At the end of October the partners will set up a project company. For the city of Zurich, the project is consistent with the overriding political and cultural interests of its urban development department, and is one of the main points on the agenda for the current legislative session.

The revised scheme was presented at a press conference at the Kunsthaus Zürich on 24 September 2009.

Kunsthaus Zurich Extension images / information from David Chipperfield Architects

11 Nov 2008

David Chipperfield Architects wins the competition for extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich

Renderings © Imaging Atelier

First draft competition renderings of Kunsthaus Zürich extension by winner David Chipperfield Architects / © Imaging Atelier.
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David Chipperfield Architects has won the international competition to design an extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the city’s modern art museum. The winning design will be presented on 15 December at 10 a.m. during a press conference in the Kunsthaus. All the competition schemes will be on public display in the Kunsthaus from 16 December 2008 to 11 January 2009.

Kunsthaus Zurich Extension images / information from David Chipperfield Architects

Kunsthaus Zurich Extension design : David Chipperfield

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