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First insights into the new Kunsthaus

An imposing concrete staircase connects the large hall with the "garden of art", to the North, the emergence of the Kunsthaus extension. For the first time th

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First insights into the new Kunsthaus

An imposing concrete staircase connects the large hall with the "garden of art", to the North, the emergence of the Kunsthaus extension. For the first time the people of Zurich receives an impression of how this Entree, and indeed the whole new building by David Chipperfield Architects. So far, there were just visualizations.

Now, the Kunsthaus interested invited on Saturday during five hours on the construction site. The offer was high. The visitors made their way through the aisles reverently, as one does in a Museum – even if there is little in the way of a Museum remembers.

Plenty of natural light

in the last two years, the Kunsthaus building site on the home place in the framework of the day of the open door could be seen. At the weekend, the rooms could be experienced but for the first time, because the structure is there since the summer of 2018, and the interior finishing is in progress. Currently, the building technology, heating, ventilation, electronic and sanitary facilities, will be installed on. Later, the different floor coverings come in – depending on the exhibition space different, such as for example a wood floor. Little is changed on the many walls. Concrete should also shape in the completed new building the image.

An impression the visitor received, and visitors to the lighting conditions in the extension. Through Openings in the ceiling and on the side of light, a lot of days. It can be regulated by louvers and Blinds. The exhibition and collection rooms for art created from the 19th century. Century until today, and for alternating presentations designed.

Tunnel is still in the dark

Still not accessible to the 63 Meter at the weekend was long and 5-Meter-wide underground walkway that connects the extension to the Kunsthaus on the opposite side of the home space.

For the extension to the Kunsthaus has projected 206 million Swiss francs. Private sponsors, as well as the Zurich art society in the case of taxes, a total of 88 million Swiss francs, as much as the city of Zurich. Also, the Canton of Zurich is involved with 30 million Swiss francs in the construction, the open end of 2020 final. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 04.03.2019, 08:11 PM

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