Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chipperfield wins competition for Kunsthaus Zurich Extension



Chipperfield’s design was selected from an initial 214 anonymous entries to Zurich’s Department of Structural Engineering, which organised the competition. These were subsequently narrowed down to 20 in the first round of judging in March.


This 20-strong shortlist included Caruso St John, Max Dudler, Steven Holl, Rex Architecture and Sauerbruch Hutton.

The extension will house galleries for displaying new media, prints, drawings and photography. It will also have classical gallery space for the museum’s Bührle collection and 19th century artworks.


The winning design will be announced formally on December 15, and an exhibition of all 20 shortlisted projects will be held at the Kunsthaus from December 16 2008-January 11 2009.

The scheme is one of the first elements of the city’s central development plan to get under way, and is due for completion in 2015.


The 20 shortlisted architects in full:


Andreas Fuhrimann/Gabrielle Hächler, Zurich

Annette Gigon/Mike Guyer, Zurich

Arge Grazioli/Krischanitz, Zurich

Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin

Caruso St John Architects, London

David Chipperfield Architects, London

Diener & Diener Architekten, Basel

Eckert Eckert Architekten, Zurich

Josep Lluís Mateo MAP Arquitectos, Barcelona

Luis Mansilla & Emilio Tuñón Arquitectos, Madrid

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Zurich

Max Dudler Architekten, Zurich

Mazzapokora, Zurich, & Buchner Bründler, Basel

Miller & Maranta, Basel

Oskar Leo Kaufmann/Albert Rüf Ziviltechniker, Dornbirn, Austria

Pool Architekten, Zurich, & Aires Mateus & Associados, Lisbon

Rex Architecture, New York

Rüssli Architekten, Lucerne, & Steven Holl Architects, New York

Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin

Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos, Santiago, Chile

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