Herzog & de Meuron

Three Art Museums

Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron

Three Art Museums

30/12/2021


Veritable classics of contemporary architecture, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been exceedingly successful in combining an inalienably artistic idea of architecture with an efficient response to the changing scenarios of globalization, and on the other hand a stubborn militancy in d’auteur discipline with a firm grasp of the economic and logistical demands faced by a firm that is simultaneously a ‘brand’ and an ‘enterprise.’ The result is an unparalleled body of works which started out in the typological discipline of their master Rossi and a sensitivity-to-nature of romantic roots, but has progressively gained enrichment through an unbiased exploration of forms that echoes a constant interest in contemporary art. Arquitectura Viva takes stock of this extraordinary voyage through three museums recently completed by the firm from Basel: the M+Museum in Hong Kong, the extension of the Küppersmühle Museum in Duisburg, and the SONGEUN Art Space in Seoul.


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