05 Apr 2017 - MKM FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY
Foundation Stone Ceremony for Museum Küppersmühle Extension
DUISBURG, GERMANY, 5 April 2017 – Today, the foundation stone was laid for the extension of the Museum Küppersmühle (MKM). Formerly a mill, the Küppersmühle was converted by Herzog & de Meuron in 1999 to house an art museum that contains the Ströher Collection, one of the finest collections of German art from the 1950s to the present. The MKM was the first milestone in the transformation of the Inner Harbour of Duisburg.
The new extension to accommodate the expanded holdings consists of three parts. The addition of about 2500 square metres of exhibition areas will provide a total floor space of some 4900 square metres, distributed on five levels including one below ground. In terms of mass, height and materials the extension takes its cues from the existing brick buildings, extending the chain of historic structures lining the dockside to form a harmonious whole. The silos will connect the old with the new while also housing distinctive exhibition spaces in themselves.