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
- 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
- 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.