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.