Architects: Jaques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, Basel
Planning and realization: Josef Peter Meier-Scupin, Munich
Exhibition space design: in collaboration with the artist Helmut Federle
Client: Ingvild Goetz
The exhibition building of the Sammlung Goetz was designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in 1989/90 and completed in 1993. The elongated two-storey gallery has an additional mezzanine located in a park-like garden.
The simple structure, which appears almost to float almost weightlessly, rests on a translucent pedestal. The facade of wood, glass and aluminum is characterized by a strictly geometric structure. A flat roof with a continuous band of windows closes the building on top. In order to create optimal conditions for the presentation of artworks with a minimal floor plan, the spatial volumes were intelligently interlocked so that two nearly identical, daylit exhibition floors were created.