News by tag: Christ & Gantenbein

A Frieze of Light in Basel

Products30. June 2016
By: John Hill, Thomas Geuder
The extension to the Kunstmuseum Basel occupies a prominent place in the city center. (Photo: Derek Li Wan Po)
The much anticipated extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel opened to the public in April. Architects Emanuel Christ and Chrisoph Gantenbein have crafted a building that interprets the classical elements of architecture found in the museum's main building. A dynamic Light Frieze across the facade is an intergral part of their approach.

With Reverence and Healthy Self-Assurance

Insight 3. February 2016
By: Jenny Keller
Photo: Roman Keller
The extension to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich has been completed. At the end of last month the new wing, of exposed concrete, was opened for viewing for the first time.

A Concrete Jewel in Zurich

Found25. January 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Roman Keller
Architect Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein have completed their much-anticipated addition to the 19th-century Swiss National Museum, a jagged concrete mass that touches down in three points to connect the old and new buildings to the adjacent Platzspitz park.