Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Architect: Christ & Gantenbein, 2016.
|:||Exterior facade detail. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Architect: Christ & Gantenbein, 2016.|
|:||5014 x 3346 pixels|
|:||Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Architect: Christ & Gantenbein, 2016.|
|:||Christ & Gantenbein|
|:||Culture And Entertainment|
|:||Christ & Gantenbein designed the building to be contemporary, but to also "speak the same language" as the main 1930s building, which is located across the street. To achieve this, the architects developed a design that mimics the scale and proportions of its neighbour. The roof level is identical, window heights match, and the grey brickwork complements the monochrome stonework. The differences are in the details. Instead of a decorative arcade, a simple glazed wall forms the entrance. And while windows on the main building form an ordered grid, on the new building they are added more sparingly. Different shades of grey break up the monotony of the brickwork, forming a soft graduation from dark to light. These self-supporting walls integrate strips of LED lights, sunken into a series of grooves, which can be used to spell out the names of current exhibitions.|
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