David Chipperfield completes the Carmen Würth Forum

Conceived as a contemporary forum, the Würth Group’s complex is now finished. From the exhibition halls to the large sculpture park, making reference to the company’s history in Künzelsau.  

After the first phase completed in 2017, the Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin is now complete. Located in southern Germany, the complex is conceptually set up as a contemporary forum open to company employees, residents and visitors.

This complex, says David Chipperfield, “fulfills Reinhold Würth’s vision to create a gathering place for the employees of Würth and the wider community beyond,” a role, says the architect, “which the company has nurtured so impressively over the years.”

The museum and conference centre now complete the complex, which also includes a music hall and an event hall, completed in the first phase. The more than 18,300 pieces from the Reinhold Würth collection are distributed between the museum’s exhibition rooms and the sculpture park.

Opening image: northwest view. Photo Simon Menges

Project:
Music hall and events hall (phase 1, 2017); museum and congress centre (phase 2, 2020)
Typology:
Museum complex
Location:
Künzelsau, Germany
Architects:
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Partners:
David Chipperfield, Harald Müller, Martin Reichert, Alexander Schwarz
Lead architects:
Annette Flohrschütz (competition), Marcus Mathias (phase 2)
Executive architect:
Kraft + Kraft Architekten, Schwäbisch Hall
Structural engineering:
Mayer-Vorfelder und Dinkelacker Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen GmbH und Co KG, Sindelfingen
Services engineering:
ZB Zimmermann und Becker GmbH, Heilbronn PBS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Aalen
Building physics and acoustics:
Horstmann + Berger, Altensteig
Fire consultant:
Halfkann + Kirchner, Stuttgart
Façade consultant:
Reba Fassadentechnik AG, Chur
Lighting consultant:
Arup Deutschland GmbH, Berlin
Area:
5,500 sqm
Completion:
2020

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