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Overview

Schaulager®, Laurenz Foundation

Münchenstein, Switzerland

Project 1998-1999

Realisation 2000-2003

Enhancement 2012

Client

Laurenz Foundation, Basel, Switzerland

Architecture

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

Awards

Architekturpreis Beton 05
Auszeichnung guter Bauten Kanton Basel-Landschaft Kanton Basel-Stadt 2008

Schaulager was founded in 2003, so as to combine the storage and display of contemporary art. As a research institution, storage facility, gallery and event venue, it provides specialists with a platform and research opportunities. In addition, Schaulager also realises exhibitions and projects that make contemporary art accessible to a broad public. The Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation's art collection is stored, looked after and maintained here.

 

In keeping with the underlying concept, the rooms are designed as storage rooms and exhibition spaces combined; they have a modular structure and can be adapted to the respective spatial requirements. While the storage rooms for the collection are situated on the three upper floors, the exhibition and visitor area encompasses the ground floor and underground floor. The atrium, an open space with a height of 28 m, provides a view of all five floors. Exposed concrete and a linear lighting system create a visual link between storage area and exhibition area.

© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Ruedi Walti, Basel
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Tom Bisig, Basel
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Ruedi Walti, Basel
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Jonas Kuhn, Zurich
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Tom Bisig, Basel
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Tom Bisig, Basel
Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, drawing, first floor © Herzog & de Meuron
Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, drawing, cross section, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Foto: Tom Bisig, Basel

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