Light and materials master use. New Kunsthaus Zürich extension by David Chipperfield Architects

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Architects
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin. Partners.- David Chipperfield, Christoph Felger (Design lead), Harald Müller.
Project architects
Hans Krause (Competition, Concept design), Barbara Koller (Schematic design, Design development, Technical design), Jan Parth (Technical design, Site design supervision), Markus Bauer (Deputy project architect, 2009 – 2014), Robert Westphal (Deputy project architect, 2015 – 2020).
Project team
Wolfgang Baumeister, Leander Bulst, Beate Dauth, Kristen Finke, Pavel Frank, Anne Hengst, Ludwig Jahn, Frithjof Kahl, Guido Kappius, Jan-Philipp Neuer, Mariska Rohde, Diana Schaffrannek, Eva-Maria Stadelmann, Marc Warrington; Graphics, Visualisation: Konrad Basan, Dalia Liksaite, Maude Orban, Ken Polster, Antonia Schlegel, Simon Wiesmaier, Ute Zscharnt.

Competition team.- Ivan Dimitrov, Kristen Finke, Annette Flohrschütz, Pavel Frank, Gesche Gerber, Peter von Matuschka, Sebastian von Oppen, Mariska Rohde, Franziska Rusch, Lilli Scherner, Lani Tran Duc, Marc Warrington; Graphics, Visualisation: Dalia Liksaite, Antonia Schlegel, Ute Zscharnt.
Collaborators
Executive architect.- b + p baurealisation ag, Zurich (Procurement, Construction supervision), Project architects: David Michel, Christian Gruober.
Overall management.- Niels Hochuli, Dreicon AG, Zurich.
Structural engineer.- IGB Ingenieurgruppe Bauen, Karlsruhe. dsp - Ingenieure & Planer AG, Greifensee. Ingenieurgemeinschaft Kunsthauserweiterung, Zurich.
Services engineer.- Polke, Ziege, von Moos AG, Zurich. Hefti. Hess. Martignoni. Holding AG, Aarau.
Building physics.- Kopitsis Bauphysik AG, Wohlen.
Fire consultant.- Gruner AG, Basel. ContiSwiss, Zurich.
Façade consultant.- Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Munchenstein.
Lighting consultant.- matí AG Lichtgestaltung, Adliswil (Artificial light).
Institut für Tageslichttechnik, Stuttgart (Daylight).
Signage.- L2M3 Kommunikationsdesign GmbH, Stuttgart.
Landscape architect.- Wirtz International nv, Schoten. KOLB Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH, Zurich.
Client
Einfache Gesellschaft Kunsthaus Erweiterung – EGKE.
User
Kunsthaus Zürich | Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft.
Area
Gross floor area.- 23,300.
Dates
Competition.- 2008.
Project start.- 2009.
Construction start.- 2015.
Completion.- 2020.
Opening.- 2021.
Contractors and suppliers
Façade.- Staudtcarrera AG, Zwingen, Switzerland (Liesberg jurassic limestone, Cast stone).
Sottas AG, Bulle, Switzerland (Windows).
AGC Glass Europe, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium (Glass).
Exposed concrete.- Marti AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
Flooring.- Lauster Steinbau GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany (Krastal marble).
Wimmer Gmbh, Töging am Inn, Germany (Oak parquet).
GDM Parkette, Uster, Switzerland (Parquet laying).
Fittings.- Baur Metallbau AG, Mettmenstetten, Switzerland
(Brass wall claddings, handrails).
Built-in furniture.- Bau- & Holzwerker AG, Zürich, Switzerland (Information counter).
Teamplan Josef Meyer GmbH, Nordhorn, Germany
(Carpentry work cloakrooms).
Glaeser Wogg AG, Baden, Switzerland (Carpentry work, bar).
Pfister Ladenbau AG, Worb, Switzerland (Carpentry work, shop).
Luminaires.- BEGA, Menden, Germany (Entrance hall).
Viabizzuno srl, Bentivoglio, Italy (Bar, shop).
Furniture.- Minotti, Meda, Italy (Benches, exhibition spaces).
Horgenglarus, Glarus, Switzerland (Chairs, bar).
Fritz Hansen, Allerød, Denmark (Chairs, events hall).
Textiles.- Kvadrat, Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Photography

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953 and studied architecture at the Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London before working at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

In 1985 he founded David Chipperfield Architects, which today has over 300 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.

David Chipperfield has taught and held conferences in Europe and the United States and has received honorary degrees from the universities of Kingston and Kent.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2010 he received a knighthood for services to architecture in the UK and Germany. In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and in 2013 the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association, while in 2021 he was appointed a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in recognition of a lifetime’s work.

In 2012 he curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

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