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Scaffolding has been removed from the new Kunsthaus Zürich building revealing the stone façade to the city. Made from sawn limestone, the façade references the historic architecture of Zurich, including the original museum building which was built between 1904 and 1910. Slender pilasters are placed at regular intervals around the cuboidal volume giving depth and texture to the building. They run across the large window openings, filtering natural light into the gallery spaces behind.

The new building, which will predominantly house twentieth-century art, is set to complete in late 2020.

Image © Juliet Haller, Amt für Städtebau der Stadt Zürich