Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20

Architecture and art in symbiosis

Dissing+Weitling, Kunstsamling nrw k20, frontal exterior, Jens Willebrand

Dissing+Weitling has created a sculptural art museum with a distinctive black granite facade. The outcome is symbiotic, and the architecture elegantly frames the museum's artworks.

  • Düsseldorf, Germany
    1975 - 1986
  • Client
    The Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
    Integral / Berater und Planer GmbH / M. Folmer Andersen / Mogens Balslev
    32,250 m²
    BDA Award, Schleswig-Holstein, 1990 / BDA Award, North Rhine-Westphalia, 1990
  • Photographers
    Dissing+Weitling / Jens Willebrand
  • We have designed an art museum with clean lines in Düsseldorf. Facing the Grabberplatz, the facade curves dynamically, and its profile adds character and life to the concise exterior of the building. Inside, round shapes are visible in the detailing of the museum's ceilings, which also function as integrated lighting.

    Dissing+Weitling won the task to build the new art museum in an international architectural competition in 1975. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 opened its doors for visitors in 1986, when the building was completed. Later, we were commissioned to modernise and extend the museum from 2007-2010.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Kunstsammlung NRW K20, interior