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Kirchner Museum

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Gigon Guyer Architekten
location Davos
function museum
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Created to house the art of the German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the museum’s 4 double-height volumes connected by a lower volume, blend into the snow-caped, mountainous landscape of Davos, with a varying opaque, translucent and clear glass cladding. Natural light enters through a translucent ceiling into a plenum space above the galleries. Photo-electronic sensors detect too much daylight and shades are used to block off the light. When there is too little light artificial illumination is directed to bounce off of the opaque ceiling of the plenum and indirectly and atmospherically into the galleries. Between the 4 exhibition volumes is the darker circulation space that punctually opens up framed views of the landscape. It is the first major commission of Zurich architects Annette Gigon & Mike Guyer. The sleek, nevertheless highly functional construction of glass, concrete, steel and wood is neighbored by 2 other of their designs: the Sportscentre and wooden Werkhof.

Naomi says:
thanks jj for noticing, we've changed the pinpoint on the map to the correct location.
Amsterdam, Netherlands 25-Jun-08
jj says:
wrong location on maps/earth
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Kirchner Museum
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Platz 1
Project is public!
Opening hours Open year round Tuesday to Sunday. 1 July to 14 October and 17 December to 15 April: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Otherwise 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
How to get there? Train: Swiss Federal Railways, SBB, from Zurich via Landquart Davos is 2:20h. See for timetable information. Stop at station Davos Dorf or Davos Platz. Car: Davos is 145 km from Zurich: see for detailed driving directions.
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Completion 7- 1992
ArchitectGigon Guyer Architekten
Client Kirchner Museum
Project ID 149
Latitude/Longitude 46°48'00N 09°49'36E
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