Herzog & de Meuron’s Musée Unterlinden Extension in Colmar

The expansion project will encompass the annexation of the new building, a construction of a modern building and the refurbishment and redesign of the current museum. On January 23 the new Unterlinden Museum will be inaugurated by the President François Hollande.

 

Extension du Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France © Ruedi Walti

Extension du Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France © Ruedi Walti

 

The extension project for the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar encompasses two ensembles facing each other across the future Unterlinden Square: on one side, the medieval cloister with the chapel currently housing Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece and, on the other, as its counterpart, a new wing similar to the chapel in volume which, together with the former municipal baths buildings, form a second courtyard on the other side of the Unterlinden Square. Between the two, a house marks the museum’s presence in the city. (more…)