Herzog & de Meuron complete Küppersmühle Museum extension

The German Museum of Modern Art reopens to the public with 36 new exhibition rooms and 300 works from the Ströher Collection: the annex block takes its cue from the existing building, a 1999 project by the Basel studio. 

After four years of construction, the extension to the Küppersmühle Museum in Duisburg, Germany, has been completed: the annex, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, takes its cue from the existing building – a historic grain mill converted into a museum in 1999 by the same Basel-based firm. 

Herzog & de Meuron
MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art. Duisburg. 2021 extension. Staircase © MKM Duisburg / Herzog & de Meuron © Photo Simon Menges

The added area of 2,500 sqm accommodates some 300 works from the Ströher Collection, distributed over 36 exhibition rooms complemented by renovated historic silos. The annex has been designed with respect for the existing architecture – a 19th century industrial building: three structures of different heights, clad in red brick, form the new block, which ends in an urban green oasis. 

MKM Museum Küppersmühle, extension
Duisburg, Germany
Modern art museum
Herzog & de Meuron
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Robert Hösl (Partner in Charge)
Project team:
Roland Schreiber (Project Architect/ Project Manager) Mikolaj Bazaczek, Juliane Brantner, Teodor-Octavian Cuciureanu, Florian Hartmann, Sebastian Hefti, Māra Igaune, Susanne Kozlowski, Hannah Reusser, Daniel Schürer
2,500 sqm

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