Küppersmühle Museum, Duisburg, Germany: Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Küppersmühle Museum Building, Architecture, MKM Duisburg, Design, Date

Küppersmühle Museum, Germany

MKM: German Museum building – design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Museum Küppersmühle

Location: Duisburg, Germany
Date built: 1997-99
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland

Client: City of Duisburg

Conversion of industrial building into museum for Grothe Collection

Partner in Charge: Pierre de Meuron

The Küppersmühle – original building
Date built: 1908-16
Design: Kiefer Brothers & Joseph Weiss

Brickwork building within Duisburg masterplan by Foster & Partners

Contact Details

Address: Philosophenweg 49 47051 Duisburg, Germany

Phone: 0203 301948-11

Küppersmühle Museum architects – Herzog & de Meuron

Based in a former warehouse, the MKM was opened in April 1999. The building was redesigned by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, using a masterplan devised by Norman Foster. After gutting the original industrial building an exhibition space of 3,600 m² was created across three storeys. With 6-meter high ceilings, grey Turkish basalt natural daylight is provided by the ceiling-high window slits. The building is served by an external staircase attached to the original building.


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Website: www.museum-kueppersmuehle.de

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