11.12.2020Kunsthaus Zürich extension completes

After twelve years of planning and construction, the extension to the Kunsthaus Zürich is now complete. On 11 December 2020, the keys to the new building were handed over to its future user in a virtual ceremony. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, the new freestanding museum building faces the original Kunsthaus across Heimplatz. Together the two buildings define this urban square and are connected by an underground passageway. A central hall spans the full length of the extension building, creating a link between Heimplatz and a new Garden of Art to the north.

With this extension, the institution now stands as the largest art museum in Switzerland. It will open to the public in October 2021.

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