David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and the Kunsthaus Zürich

Completed: the extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich


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Title Information

Edited by Kunsthaus Zürich

1st edition

, 2021

Text in Englisch


88 pages, 35 color and 13 b/w illustrations

19 x 23 cm

ISBN 978-3-03942-027-8

In cooperation with Einfache Gesellschaft Kunsthaus-Erweiterung


David Chipperfield’s new building for the Kunsthaus Zürich now stands in all its splendor on Zurich’s Heimplatz, opposite the old museum building of 1910 designed by Karl Moser. Its opening to the public in October 2021 will make the Kunsthaus Zürich Switzerland’s largest art museum.

Following the two previous volumes on Kunsthaus Zürich’s architectural history and the design for turning it into an art museum for the twenty-first century, this book documents the genesis of David Chipperfield’s extension from proposal through political debates about the entire project to completed structure. It features a foreword by David Chipperfield and an essay by Christoph Felger, executive architect for the project at David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, that discusses the design concept, the promise made with it, and its fulfilment. A conversation between Christoph Felger, the director of the City of Zurich’s Building Surveyor's Office Wiebke Rösler, and Kunsthaus Zürich’s director Christoph Becker, and architecture critic Sabine von Fischer, as well as numerous illustrations and plans sound out this new volume.


Deutsche Ausgabe

Edition française


Also available on the New Kunsthaus Zürich:

The Architectural History of the Kunsthaus Zürich 1910-2020

The New Kunsthaus Zürich: Museum for Art and Public

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Portrait David Chipperfield. © Benjamin McMahon

Concept sketch. © Christoph Felger / David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

View from the south over Heimplatz. © Noshe

Heimplatz facade (view from the south). © Noshe

Facade towards garden (north elevation). © Noshe

Café, bar. © Noshe

Cash desk and information. © Noshe

central hall, view from the north. © Noshe

Collection gallery, second floor. © Noshe

Plans. © David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

Plans. © David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

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