National Museum Zurich extension by Christ & Gantenbein

The shape, volume and materiality of the building proposed by the Swiss Architects contrast and dialogue with the existing museum by Gustav Gull, built in 1898. The new wing will allocate a library, gallery spaces and an auditorium for the National Museum, but will also create an enclosed garden for visitors.

 

Swiss National Museum extension (2012-2016) Christ & Gantenbein © Roman Keller

Swiss National Museum extension (2012-2016) Christ & Gantenbein © Roman Keller

 

The new wing of National Museum Zurich, designed by Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein, has been finally unveiled after over 4 years of works in the building.

The existing museum, which houses one of the largest collections of historical objects in Switzerland, will be provided with new, ample spaces in order to host events and activities: exhibition galleries, an auditorium and a library, enclosed in an angular, robust concrete building attached to the existing stone building from the late 19th century. (more…)